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      Armstrong's lawyers want apology from '60 Minutes'

      This file photo shows Hein Verbruggen, left, president of the International Cycling Union, and cyclist Lance Armstrong, at the launch of the Cycling Pro Tour, in Paris. / AP photo

      LOS ANGELES (AP) " Attorneys for Lance Armstrong are demanding an on-air apology from "60 Minutes" over claims their client tested positive for a banned substance at the 2001 Tour de Suisse.

      In a letter sent Wednesday to CBS, lawyer Elliot Peters says the May 22 segment about Armstrong was built on a series of falsehoods, and he accuses the reputable show of shoddy journalism.

      Former teammate Tyler Hamilton alleged in the piece that Armstrong talked about using the banned blood-booster EPO to prepare for his third Tour de France in 2001 and cycling's governing body helped him hide a positive test at the Swiss event.

      Last week, the head of Switzerland's anti-doping laboratory, Martial Saugy, denied allegations Armstrong tested positive for performing-enhancing drugs during the 2001 Tour de Suisse.

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