The former US cyclist Lance Armstrong, who lost his seven victories in the Tour de France after being sanctioned for life for doping, will explain his “truth” of what happened in a documentary that will be released this Sunday, May 24.
” I ‘m not going to lie. I’m going to tell my whole truth,” Armstrong said in a preview of the documentary, which is part of the ESPN’s 30 by 30 series.
The documentary will narrate “the rise and misfortune” of the cyclist from Texas (United States), who was a hero for a long time being the great dominator of cycling for almost a decade, and became a villain after his doping was confirmed.
Some confessions have already been advanced “I do not want it to be an excuse, but everyone did it and I would have won equally being clean,” says Armstrong to add that “the first time I took growth hormone was in 1996. The first time I dope it was when I was 21 years old, in my first season as a professional I was already taking cortisone. EPO was another level”.
Although he believes that his US Postal team had a spectacular level: “We were the best at working, we had the best strategies, the best equipment and the best technology.”
His former teammate George Hincapie says in the documentary that he advised Armstrong to confess. “I told Lance to come out and say it, this is real now”.
The ex-director of the United States Cycling Federation, Derek Bouchard-Hall, also gives his opinion. “All the praise we gave him was all well deserved. Winning seven Tours de France is not easy. That is extremely difficult to do,” he said.