Armstrong sounds off on legacy

  • Jul. 3, 2013 5:02 p.m.

Lance Armstrong needs to hop on his bike and pedal off into a sunset – any sunset.

On the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, Armstrong decides to do an interview with French newspaper Le Monde. The interesting thing about that move is the fact it was Le Monde which first reported the presence of coricosteroids in his urine as he was racing in his first of seven tour wins.

Armstrong made the complaint of being persecuted by “Vulture journalism, desperate journalism.”

It seems they’ve kissed and made up or maybe it was just convenient for Lance to use the paper as a means to whine a bit more about his situation.

What he told the reporter was he is still the tour champion for the races between 1999 and 2005 even though his name is not in the record book.

“It is fine to erase my name from the record book, but the Tour was held between 1999-2005, wasn’t it? It was held and there was a winner. Who was he? No one has manifested to claim my jerseys.”

Not quite satisfied with bringing forth that piece of self-centered garbage, Armstrong added this little gem to the interview by stating there was no way he could have won those races without doping.

But the brakes on the insanity weren’t put on there.

Oh no, Lance figured it was his duty to claim it’s still necessary to dope up to win the Tour de France, thus painting all cyclists as cheaters.

I suppose it would take one to know one but you have to think after all that has been said and done about Armstrong and others, the current crop of riders have cleaned up their act.

Armstrong did backpedal on the claim saying he was talking only about the 1999-2005 period but the damage was done and Lance couldn’t care less it seems.

He followed the comment, stating he hoped it was possible to win the race clean which seems to be a very ambiguous statement especially when you consider the source.

“I did not invent doping,” Le Monde quoted Armstrong as saying. “And nor did it end with me.”

Armstrong still figures he’s the champion and nothing will ever change that in his little world.

Bon Voyage Lance! No need to hurry back.

Just Posted

Reflecting on the impact of dementia in a loved one

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

Red Deerians can weigh in on proposed Bighorn Country investment tonight

Telephone town hall takes place 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Vibrant colours highlight newest exhibit at The Hub

‘Chaos to Calm’ by Cathy Fee runs through to the end of March

Neonatal nurse practitioner joins NICU care team

Babies requiring specialized care at Red Deer Hospital have extra set of hands caring for them

The old Greyhound Bus Depot is being demolished

The Red Deer building has been around for decades

UK lawmakers reject Brexit deal in 432-202 vote

House of Commons votes against the deal struck between Britain’s government and the EU

B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days

The pair are missing from Kamloops

Liberal bows out of byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race

Karen Wang says she made comments online that referenced Singh’s cultural background

John Savage pleads guilty to manslaughter

Sentenced to 7 years for Stettler murder

Kentucky canoe outfit borrows photo of Trudeau family to market business

They are in a red canoe, all clad in life jackets, and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Ella-Grace are waving

UPDATED UCP MLA cries foul after brick thrown through office window

UPDATED St. Paul MLA Dave Hanson says ‘Over-the-top NDP rhetoric’ not based in reality

Theresa May wins no-confidence vote after Brexit deal rejection

UK PM can keep her job, after House of Commons voted 325-306

Alberta doctor accused of sexual assault asked to voluntarily give up practice

College says Dr. Barry Wollach should discontinue his practice, given the seriousness of the allegation against him

Defending champions Team Scheidegger will fight to keep title

Stettler hosting 2019 Alberta Scotties provincial women’s bonspiel

Most Read