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Dec 11, 2012 8:22 PM by Jordan Mason

Armstrong resisted subpoena, then wanted secrecy

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong resisted turning over records sought by U.S Postal Service investigators, then tried to keep the inquiry under seal and out of the public eye, according to recently released court documents.

In 2011, Postal Service officials investigating Armstrong and his teams for doping wanted records from his team management groups, financial statements, training journals and correspondence with former training consultant Michele Ferrari.

The Postal Service was Armstrong's main sponsor when he won the Tour de France from 1999-2004. The team was sponsored by the Discovery Channel for Armstrong's seventh victory in 2005.

Armstrong was stripped of those titles this year. He eventually complied with the subpoena for documents but has attempted to keep any mention of the inquiry private.

A federal judge last week ordered some documents released.

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