Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lance Armstrong: I would probably cheat again

Lance_Armstrong_(Tour_Down_Under_2009)During an interview with BBC Sport, Lance Armstrong admitted that if he would probably cheat again and use PEDs "if you take me back to 1995."

"If I was racing in 2015? No, I wouldn't do it again. Because I don't think you have to do it again.

"If you take me back to 1995, when it was completely and totally pervasive? [I'd] probably do it again.

"It's an answer that needs some explanation. I look at everything when I made that decision -- when the whole peloton made that decision. We get it, it was a bad decision in an imperfect time, but it happened.

"I know what happened to the sport of cycling from 1990 to 2005. I saw its growth, I saw its expansion. I know what happened to the industry. Do all those people want to, do we want to take it away? I don't think anybody says yes.ed all allegations during his career until coming clean in January 2013.

"Listen, if I go back to 1995 -- and some started earlier, some a little later, but let's take that as ground zero -- I think we're all sorry.

"And do you know what we're sorry for? We're sorry that we were put in that place. None of us wanted to be in that place. We all would have loved to have competed man on man, bread, water, naturally clean, whatever you want [to] call it.

"We're sorry. Yeah, we're sorry that we were put in a place and we looked around as desperate kids and thought: 'God, I've got to go back to Plano [Texas] and maybe go back to school, or get a job, or work in a bike shop or work in a factory.' Or a kid goes back to Australia, or Eastern Europe, or the fields of France," Armstrong said.

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