Texan admits he is desperate to compete again in professional cycling.
Disgraced former Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has spoken to US chat show host Oprah Winfrey in the second part of their much-publicised interview.
The Texan talks about what the future may hold for him, as well as his role with cancer charity Livestrong.
“To get that call, two parts,” Armstrong said. “One, ‘step down as chairman, but stay on the board. Stay involved.’ That wasn’t enough. It wasn’t enough for the people, for our supporters. And then a couple of weeks later, the next call came. ‘We need you to step aside.'”
“If you’re asking me ‘Do I want to compete again?’ the answer is hell yes. I’m a competitor. It’s what I’ve done my whole life. I love to train, I love to race, I love to toe the line. If I was ever, and I don’t expect it to happen.”
“When this all really started, I saw my son defending me, and saying ‘That’s not true. What you’re saying about my dad is not true’. And it almost goes to this question of ‘Why now?’ (pauses) You know he can’t, (pauses, tears up) Yeah. That’s when I knew I had to tell him.”
“I said ‘Don’t defend me anymore.’ ‘Don’t’.”
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