According to reports, American cycling stars George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, David Zabriskie, and Christian Vande Velde are all reportedly going to testify against Armstrong in the USADA's doping case.
If this is in fact accurate, it makes you wonder why the Federal Prosecutors dropped its own investigation into Armstrong's doping.
No reason was provided for ending the investigation. André Birotte Jr., the United States attorney for the Central District of California, announced the end of the investigation, which involved several federal agencies, in a brief statement. He did not cite a reason for the decision and declined to comment further. He said,
"The United States Attorney determined that a public announcement concerning the closing of the investigation was warranted by numerous reports about the investigation in media outlets around the world."
The roster of witnesses is quite compelling - particularly in the case of Hincapie. He and Armstrong were very good friends.