Armstrong: Life ‘sucks’ since ban

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room, way much.’’

Armstrong, a can­cer sur­vivor, cen­tred his re­morse around those he lied to within the Live­strong com­mu­nity. The non-profit foun­da­tion was formed by Armstrong in 1997 to raise funds in the fight against can­cer.

‘‘Fraud, be­trayal, all of those things that we know peo­ple felt, that’s on me,’’ Armstrong said, adding he’ll go the rest of his life ‘‘try­ing to make that right’’.

Armstrong main­tained a long-time stance that his dop­ing was part of a larger scheme in cy­cling and that he’s been cast as the scape­goat. it was too

‘‘What I would rather do is go back and win seven [Tours] in a row against ev­ery­one else who’s drink­ing water and eat­ing bread,’’ Armstrong said. ‘‘That’s what I would want. That’s what I be­lieve would hap­pen.’’

In the in­ter­view yes­ter­day, Armstrong was asked about a tweet from six years ago in which now US pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump crit­i­cised him and said he’d be re­mem­bered as a fail­ure.

To that, Armstrong replied: ‘‘This was six years ago. Don­ald Trump was just a loud-mouth out try­ing to get at­ten­tion. He’s half right. He’s go­ing to cost him­self a lot of money.

‘‘We know that hap­pened. And a life­time of fail­ure. But I don’t feel like a fail­ure. And I’ve never felt like a fail­ure since then.’’

Armstrong re­it­er­ated a point he made ear­lier this sum­mer in which he ques­tioned why for­mer base­ball star Alex Ro­driquez was pub­licly for­given much more af­ter be­ing sus­pended for a sea­son for us­ing PEDs.

Armstrong said: ‘‘A-Rod didn’t raise half a bil­lion dol­lars and try to save a bunch of peo­ple’s lives. That’s the irony in this.’’ – USA To­day


‘‘Fraud, be­trayal, all of those things that we know peo­ple felt, that’s on me,’’ Lance Armstrong said of his dop­ing ad­mis­sion.

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