Lance Armstrong adds two to legal team

AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong is adding two lawyers to his legal team who previously won a major legal victory against federal investigators in a doping case.

John Keker and Elliot Peters of San Francisco represented Major League Baseball players as they won a key appeals court case two years ago in which a panel of federal judges ruled that agents had no right to seize baseball's anonymous drug-testing results from 2003.

A top investigator in that case, Jeff Novitzky, has been leading a federal probe into whether seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong took performance-enhancing drugs and led a systematic doping program on his U.S. Postal team.

Last week, "60 Minutes" broadcast a report in which former Armstrong teammate Tyler Hamilton, who has testified before a federal grand jury, said he saw Armstrong use performance-enhancing drugs. The CBS program also reported that George Hincapie, Armstrong's close friend and former teammate, told federal authorities that he and Armstrong supplied each other with performance-enhancing drugs and discussed them.

Armstrong has always denied doping during his seven consecutive Tour de France victories from 1999-2005.

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