View Full Version : Armstrong possibly could be jailed in Italy

12-14-2005, 10:55 PM
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will go on trial for defamation next year after losing a preliminary hearing against Italian rider Filippo Simeoni on Wednesday.

Italian judge Nicola Insiti decided American Armstrong should go on trial in Simeoni’s hometown of Latina near Rome on March 7 after he called Simeoni a liar in an interview with the French newspaper Le Monde in 2003.

Simeoni had given evidence in 2002 during the trial of Armstrong’s former coach, Michele Ferrari, and said Ferrari had given him doping substances.


12-14-2005, 11:36 PM
yea, because Armstrong is gonna be extradited to Italy :rolleyes:

12-14-2005, 11:40 PM
Man those Europeans DO NOT like an American dominating their little bike race.

12-16-2005, 04:47 AM
Those Italians must take slander pretty seriously. :lol:

12-16-2005, 09:39 AM
Man those Europeans DO NOT like an American dominating their little bike race.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

12-16-2005, 12:38 PM
I think he just faces a fine if convicted

12-19-2005, 09:35 PM
Armstrong is being investigated for chasing Simeoni during a stage breakaway in the 2004 race and reportedly threatening him for testifying about doping abuse in the trial of an Italian doctor associated with the American rider.

In an interview with Velo News published earlier this month, Armstrong said he regretted pursuing Simeoni last year, but then said he didn’t do it.

“I didn’t chase him. I mean, I didn’t go across to him. I was on the wheel,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong said Simeoni began “whining.”

“He was yelling, not working, because they (the others in the breakaway) were (angry) at him. That’s what happened,” Armstrong said. “He did not work at all. He was whining, like some Italians do ... ’Yah, yah, yah’ ... all these things, and I’m like, ’Shut up and ride your bike. C’mon.”’

The guy is from 'Latina'. He sure is whining like a little *****.

Suing someone for calling you a liar?? Grow a pair.