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Armstrong confesses to having won his seven doped France Tours

"I have begun to understand it now, I see the anger of the people, the betrayal and disappointment in the people who supported me, who believed me, who believed in me, they are right to feel betrayed and it is my mistake, I will spend the rest of my life trying to regain confidence and apologizing".

Three days ago, a leak revealed that the former cyclist would confess, but the 'yes' with which he admitted that most of his career was tainted by doping it is of incalculable hardness for the sport. That 'yes' is already part of the story.

News: Video of the Lance Armstrong confession

"Have you ever used EPO? Have you had blood transfusions?" asked point-blank Oprah. Armstrong responded affirmatively to both questions. "In my opinion, you can not win seven Tours of France without doping," he added.

"The mistake is mine, I'm sitting here today to acknowledge it and say I'm sorry," he said. In addition to EPO, Armstrong confessed to having consumed testosterone, growth hormone and cortisoneIn addition to having received blood transfusions: "At that time I did not feel like I was cheating, the desire to win at all costs, the level at which it arrived is a problem, arrogance and being challenged lost me."

"The attitude of winning everything I took first to cancer and transported it to cycling, and that's bad, I wanted to perpetuate the story, winning was important and I still like it, but now I see the triumph differently." Doping was part of the job That's how I saw it"he continued.

Clean from 2005

The winner of the Tour de France from 1999 to 2005 said that this year was the last one in which he competed doped - "the last time I crossed that line was in 2005" -. Armstrong was retired to 2009. After reappearing, according to his testimony, he ran clean.

Questioned in case he forced his teammates to consume banned products to run by his side, Armstrong replied: "Absolutely not, I know I'm not the most credible person in the world right now, but I did not do that."

The interview was interspersed with video cuts in which the former runner denied what he had just confessed. Also images on the bike or on the podium of the Tour, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Armstrong could not be harder on himself: "I look like an arrogant cocoon".

"I have begun to understand it now, I see the anger of the people, the betrayal and disappointment in the people who supported me, who believed me, who believed in me, they are right to feel betrayed and it is my mistake, I will spend the rest of my life trying to regain confidence and apologizing".

"I'm happier today than I was then, what I was yesterday," he said, relieved by the confession and before denying that the controversial economic donation to the UCI (International Cycling Union) was to cover up: "I'm not a fan of the UCI but that is flatly false ".

Source: www.elmundo.es

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