Armstrong Comes Clean About Doping: Why He Says He’s A “Bully”

Category: Society / Jan 18, 2013 8:46AM EDT
Lance Armstrong finally confessed to using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career on Thursday, admitting to Oprah Winfrey he cheated to win all seven of his Tour de France titles. "Yes or no. In all seven Tour de France of your Tour De France victories did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? : "Yes" "In your opinion is it humanly possible to win the Tour de France without doping seven times in a row?" "Not in my opinion" "Yes or no. Did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? "Yes." "Yes or no. Was one of those substances EPO?" "Yes." "Did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance?" "Yes" "I was a bully in the sense that I tried to control the narrative and if I didn't like what somebody said, for whatever reason in my own head whether I viewed that as somebody being disloyal or a friend turning on you I tried to control that. 'That's a lie. They're liars." The retired cyclist, who is also a cancer survivor, was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by the international Cycling Union in October after several riders testified that he took drugs.