SACRAMENTO — Lance Armstrong's books were billed as the inspirational story of an athlete who bounced back from cancer to become the world's best cyclist — without using banned substances.
Now everyone knows Armstrong's story was not the truth, and some customers want their money back.
Two Sacramento County residents, Republican political consultant Rob Stutzman and professional chef Jonathan Wheeler, are spearheading a class-action lawsuit against Armstrong and his publishers, claiming they were deceived.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Sacramento, said the plaintiffs "would not have purchased the books had they known the true facts concerning Armstrong's misconduct and his admitted involvement in a sports doping scandal."
The case could involve more than 100 plaintiffs, according to the lawsuit.
In the books, Armstrong denied that he used banned substances to win the Tour de France. But last week he admitted in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey that he had, in fact, done so.