Former cyclist Lance Armstrong says he "loved" representing the US Postal Service, even as the government sues to get back the millions it spent sponsoring his teams.
After years of legal wrangling, the federal government's $100 million ($A130 million) lawsuit against Armstrong is expected to go to trial later this year.
Armstrong made the comments on his podcast Tuesday, where he caught up with former team-mates George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde, and Dylan Casey after the four rode together at the desert MTB race “24 Hours in the Old Pueblo”.
He said it was an honour to wear the Postal Service jersey as he competed in Europe and to hear the national anthem played when he won and claimed the lawsuit "can't undo all of the good that was done all of those years".
Armstrong claims the government made more money in publicity from the sponsorship than the $32 million ($A42 million) it paid his teams.
The Postal Service sponsored Armstrong's team when he won six of his seven Tour de France titles from 1999-2006.