Are you in therapy? "Yeah. Over course of my life I've done it sporadically. It needs to be consistent. I've had a messy life. This is going to be a long process."
As a "handler" I've had clients like that who won't listen to good advice. I wouldn't necessarily blame the handlers.
Is this sincere, or are you just sorry you got caught? "Do I have remorse? Absolutely... These were my actions. I'm paying the price, but I deserve it."
@PBJ Hope that answers that question!
I'll just put this out there, everyone. Just for argument's sake. You've got guys like Basso riding in the peloton who were also busted for doping, and LA is barred for life. Do you think it's fair punishment?
Only thing he's sorry about is getting caught ...
Oprah definitely playing up the emotional side on Day 2. That's good TV. Remember that this is edited, so I'm not clear exacty how the conversation went down in real time.
If Lance doesn't deserve a sporting "death penalty" who does?
We're moving into Dr. Phil territory ...
Lance did more than dope personally. He actively promoted a doping program and threatened others. He is in a different class from Basso or other dopers.
I think it's remarkable the way the narrative is being written now, by Armstrong. Citing "process," and the work he has to do. He wants to appear normal. and that's tough for lots of people to deal with.
Winfrey and Armstrong about to discuss Kristin Armstrong, his former wife, not the Olympic TT champ. Christian Vande Velde accused her of handing out drugs at the 1999 world championships in his sworn testimony.
Oprah: "Who knew the whole truth?"
There are a lot of people squirming right now ...
Et tu, Kik? Yeah, we already knew that, too.
LA: "Two days ago, I asked [ex-wife] Kristin, if this comes up, can I discuss this? She said yes. [Back then] he wasn't that curious [about doping]. She didn't need to know much."
Was UCI too soon on the draw with their PR statement yesterday?
On the comeback, and Kik's blessing: “she said to me, you can do it. Under one condition. That you never cross that line again. And I said, you got a deal. And I never would have betrayed that with her. It’s a serious — it was a serious ask, it was a serious commitment.”
Armstrong insists he promised to ex-wife Kristin that he would not dope during 2009-2010 comeback.
Is the UCI sending him checks now?
On getting third at 2009 TDF: "I just got beat by two guys who were better than me."
Lots of commenters calling "BS" right now.
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I don't see how that eight-year ban window can backdate to 2005. USADA's Reasoned Decision included allegations of blood manipulation in 2009 and 2010. If he did not appeal USADA's ban, he should be held accountable to 2010. "Should" is the relative word here, as we've seen with the bizarre, seemingly random application of backdated bans for a number of riders. Murky waters, those.