The old saying goes, when it rains, it pours. But for Lance Armstrong, the rain is quickly turning into a monsoon.
Having already had his Tour de France titles stripped for him, been fingered as the kingpin of doping in cycling, and had to quietly watch as company after company cut ties with him, now he’s dealing with yet another scandal.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation uncovered court documents that prove that Armstrong bribed cyclists in a series of races in order to win a $1 million bonus. Yes, now Lance Armstrong is accused of fixing races.
The network said the allegation came from a sworn deposition given by New Zealand cyclist Steven Swart in Armstrong’s 2006 lawsuit against a Dallas-based insurance company. SCA Promotions, Armstrong contended, failed to make a promised $5 million bonus payment after the American cyclist won his sixth Tour de France.
Swart alleged that Armstrong offered an opponent $50,000 to help fix the CoreSta...