Lance Armstrong sued over $12m in Tour de France prize money

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is being sued by a company that paid him about $12m (£7.6m) in prize money in connection with three of the seven Tour de France titles that have since been stripped from him over his use of banned drugs.

In a suit filed in Texas state court in Dallas, SCA Promotions Inc, alleges Armstrong and his management company, Tailwind Sports, defrauded SCA into paying him the prize money for his 2002, 2003 and 2004 wins

Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year

Last month, Armstrong admitted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he had used banned, performance-enhancing drugs during all of of his Tour de France wins.