Lance: I'm still a TDF winner
28 June 2013, 16:03
Paris - Lance Armstrong says he still considers himself as the
record-holder for Tour de France victories, even though his titles were
stripped from him for doping.
In an interview with Le Monde, a
newspaper he used to scorn, Armstrong claimed it was impossible in his
era to win cycling's showcase race without doping.
The publication of his comments comes one day before the 100th Tour starts on the French island of Corsica.
was stripped of his seven Tour wins from 1999-2005 after the US
Anti-Doping Agency exposed as lies his years of denials that he and his
Armstrong told Le Monde the US agency's findings ruined his life. And he claimed it didn't do anything beneficial for cycling.
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