Judge calls Armstrong's request 'abuse' of system

Updated: June 21, 2004, 11:59 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- A court Monday rejected Lance Armstrong's attempt to force a publisher to insert the star cyclist's denial of doping allegations into copies of a new book about him.

Armstrong, a five-time Tour de France winner, wanted publisher La Martiniere to insert a notice into "L.A. Confidential, the Secrets of Lance Armstrong," with his rebuttal against doping claims in the book.

But judge Catherine Bezio called Armstrong's request an "abuse" of the legal system and ordered him to pay ...

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