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Grand Jury Subpoenas Trek about Doping

Published July 14, 2010

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—A federal grand jury investigating possible doping conspiracies in cycling has issued a subpoena for documents to the Trek Bicycle Corporation, the Wisconsin-based bike manufacturer that sponsored Lance Armstrong's cycling teams since 1998, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation, in a NY Daily News story.

The grand jury's investigation coincides with the recent confession of performance-enhancing drug use by Armstrong's former teammate Floyd Landis, who alleged that Armstrong, other top riders, and team leaders were complicit in doping practices on the U.S. Postal Service cycling team in 2002, 2003 and 2004, according to the news report.

Bill Mashek, a spokesman for Trek, said the company would not comment on an ongoing federal investigation, and sent the Daily News a statement from the company.

"Trek will not comment on whether or not it has been contacted by federal investigators; however, if contacted, the company would fully cooperate in an investigation," the statement said.

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