Armstrong admitted that he used banned substances to enhance his performance in the Tour de France
January 15, 2013
The former cyclist Lance Armstrong acknowledged today for the first time, he used forbidden drugs in the Tour de France, in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The cyclist made this confession during an interview that lasted two hours with the popular host that will air on Thursday, newspaper “USA Today” said.
Armstrong got lost seven titles in the Tour de France after the indictment report issued last August the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which declined to defend and so it was banned for life from cycling.
The USADA report detailed a systematic doping program with fellow U.S. Postal Service team, and many of them were those who denounced it.
Immediately, after the report he lost all sponsors he had as an athlete “model” and sports hero.
Armstrong, 41, has always denied doping allegations and in fact, officially, has never been positive. However, another source said the athlete motivation to make this confession now is to clear the reputation of the organization.
The interview will be the first public appearance of Armstrong after being away from the competition and stripped of his title for doping.