Lance Armstrong pushed to keep the U.S. Postal Service's inquiry into his time with the team secret after trying and failing to quash their subpoena, newly-released court records reveal.
According to the documents, Postal Service investigators asked for a collection of Armstrong's records including training journals and correspondence with now-banned doctor Michele Ferrari. Federal Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered the subpoena and Armstrong's efforts to conceal it made public last week, rejecting an argument from the cyclist's lawyers that the documents could compromise the secrecy of an ongoing grand jury process.
"They've been given everything they wanted and that they asked for ... months ago," Armstrong attorney Tim Herman said Tuesday.
Armstrong is currently facing a federal whistleblower lawsuit filed by dethroned Tour de France winner and confessed doper Floyd Landis. Department of Justice officials are considering joining the suit.
Via Fox Sports