Since it was brought up about his doping.
Lance's libel trial starts in November
Posted: Friday July 29, 2005 4:21PM; Updated: Friday July 29, 2005 4:21PM
LONDON (AP) -- Lance Armstrong's libel case against The Sunday Times will go to trial in November after London's Court of Appeal finalized defense details on Friday.
Armstrong, who retired after winning his seventh straight Tour de France last Sunday, is suing the British newspaper for printing a review of the book LA Confidentiel: les secrets de Lance Armstrong -- LA Confidential, The Secrets of Lance Armstrong -- in June 2004.
The article reprinted allegations that Armstrong had taken performance enhancing drugs. Armstrong has denied all doping allegations.
The book, written by Sunday Times sportswriter David Walsh and Pierre Ballester, a former writer for French sports paper L'Equipe, was published in France shortly before the 2004 Tour de France.
Armstrong's lawyer, Matthew Himsworth, said the libel case will start in the High Court on Nov. 6 and is expected to take three weeks.