Trial date set for Armstrong

Lance Armstrong will start the battle against a US $100million lawsuit in Washington on the 6th of November.

The banned cyclist has been accused of fraud while doping and riding for the publically funded US Postal Service Team.

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Earlier in February, Armstrong and his legal team attempted to block the trial altogether, arguing that the US Postal Service financially benefitted from his seven Tour de France wins, but the bid failed.

Former teammate Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France win for doping, filed the lawsuit which was later joined by the US government.

Landis stands to earn up to 25% of all damages paid out should he win the case.