Report: Former rider LeMond subpoenaed by grand jury
NEW YORK — Three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond has been served with a grand jury subpoena as part of a federal inves- tigation of possible fraud and doping charges against Lance Armstrong and his associates, according to the New York Daily News.
The newspaper reported Friday on its web site that a grand jury in the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California issued the subpoena, which requests testimony and documents related to the four cycling teams Armstrong has led — U.S. Postal Service, Discovery Channel, Astana and RadioShack.
“We are overjoyed,” LeMond’s wife, Kathy, told the Daily News in New York. “I hope the truth will come out.”
The federal doping investigation was spurred by allegations made by American cyclist Floyd Landis in a series of e-mails sent to cycling and doping officials this spring. Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour title for doping, said the use of banned substances was common on the U.S. Postal team when he rode with seventime Tour winner Armstrong.
Armstrong said Wednesday he had not been subpoenaed or contacted by lead investigator Jeff Novitzky, who uncovered the BALCO doping scandal. He repeatedly has denied any involvement in doping and reiterated that position again this week.