Lance Armstrong , the 43-year-old who was once the world’s famous Cycling Champion and seven times Tour de France winner, was stripped off all his titles, virtually seven, when he admitted on the Oprah Winfrey show that he doped.
In a recent interview with BBC Sports to promote his book “The Road Ahead”, Armstrong said that if he could go back in time during the 90s, he would probably dope again: “If I was racing in 2015, I wouldn’t do it again.” He continued: “Take me back to 1995 when it was completely and totally pervasive, I’d probably do it again. People don’t like to hear that. That’s the honest answer.”
“It’s an answer that needs some explanation,” Armstrong stated. “I look at everything when I made that decision, when my teammates made that decision. It was a bad decision in an imperfect time, but it happened.”
Armstrong was cheating at the time by using performance enhancing drugs, which he did for more than a decade during his reign as an internationally renowned cycling champion until he came out clean during the Oprah Winfrey show in 2013.