Former cyclist Lance Armstrong (48) has confirmed that he took prohibited substances at the beginning of his career. “I’m not going to lie about it now. I’m going to tell you my truth. I was probably 21 years old,” said the fallen American when asked when he first used doping.
Armstrong makes these statements in a new two-part documentary broadcast by ESPN this month. Cycling Weekly comes with the first quotes from the four-hour long report about the Texan who was suspended for life.
Armstrong’s confession is further proof that he was no longer clean in 1993 when he captured the world road title in Oslo. Later he won the Tour de France seven times. He has had to hand in those titles, among other things, after he frankly admitted on television to Oprah Winfrey in early 2013 that he had used doping extensively in his cycling career.
The American author Juliet Macur already mentioned the doping use of Armstrong as a young professor in her book ‘The Lies of Lance’ in 2014. He was alleged to have taken prohibited substances at the 1992 Games in Barcelona at the age of 20.