Skip to comments.Lance Armstrong confesses to Oprah Winfrey: report
Posted on 01/14/2013 4:32:21 PM PST by jimbo123
A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.
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The biggest shame in it all is the atheletes that were denied a win because he cheated.
I imagine they will be going back to determine where he placed and move up those that finished behind him.
That may set the record straight but it will never make up for the terrible loss to those cyclists.
Lance Armstrong is absolute scum! He should go hide in a hole and never show his face again.
I don't feel the least bit sorry for the cheating %$%##$%!!! and neither should you. His announcement does not deserve him the least bit of praise and Oprah should cancel his interview.
You’d have to go pretty far down the standings to find riders who never got busted for doping.
I think you might be on to something there!
WOW, I remember that because I used to have the video. It was Indurain and it was in a time trial. I can't remember which tour it was, but I'm gonna guess '94 or '95. In a book I read, it said that Armstrong couldn't get that experience off his mind and after the season he went to Indurain's home to ride with him and learn about his tempo technique. As big as he was, Indurain liked to use smaller gears and keep a higher tempo. Lance credited that technique with changing his ability to climb.
He’s the model of the American liberal. Get ahead by cheating and using the sympathy card.
Yes. Apologies to Nancy.
Very sad if that is the situation.
very sad if that is the situation
I spent a long time thinking his detractors were just jealous
No kneed to apologize - you gave it your best whack.
Should’ve double checked before posting.
Short article on the victims:
But he wasn’t a great biker before the cancer, so if he was really better because of drugs, then it seems clear he started after the cancer.
Anyway, I’m surprised he admitted it, because I figured if he was a cheater, he also wouldn’t be able to come clean. So he surprises me a little.
Now the question is, if he was so easily able to win the tour, getting tested all the time, and not get caught, is there any reason to believe ANY of the drug testing done for the tour has been any use at all?
I’m guessing not. They all could have been drugged the way Lance says he was.
Unless Lance just is the best (at cheating).
Well, they report that because he confessed, they are going to shorten his lifetime ban, so he can compete again.
Although why any competition would allow him, given that he’s proven that they can’t catch him cheating, is beyond me.
Livvies watch o....diehard 0 fans
A Google search of steroids + testicular cancer will show articles from 2006 all the way up to present, linking (suspecting) Lance Armstrong’s cancer to his use of steroids.
No doubt in MY mind.
Agreed. I used to really admire Lance. Now I’m disappointed. I read about the manner in which he left his wife, treated his support folks, and denied that he doped. I always thought it was a vindictive former employee getting some payback.
Now it looks like much of the claims are true. Do the good results from the “Livestrong” organization vindicate him?
Did he create “Livestrong” to enhance his own ego or did he do it out of a genuine concern? I know that if I were a cancer survivor that was alive because of the assistance of “Livestrong,” I would care less.
If I was a competitor on the Tour de France, I’d be pissed.
The problem he has now is all the people he smeared and destroyed for saying he was doping.
Could be. Could also be the years on the tiny bike seat. Who knows.
I have no sympathy for Armstrong. I was proud of America, like when Jesse Owens won in Germany.
I was riding with my brother-in-law in Albuquerque years ago. I was struggling to keep up with him on a hill. This group of riders blow by us like we were standing still. It was Lance training. Amazing athlete. My BIL is a much better rider and he took off in pursuit. Couldn't get close.
Yea, that was it.
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