LANCE ARMSTRONG shamelessly claimed he would have won all his Tour de France titles clean — if his rivals had been drug free.
Armstrong’s seven Tour titles have been scrubbed from the history books after persistent doping.
2 Lance Armstrong has once again said that other competitors were ‘at it’ tooCredit: Reuters
But the cheating Texan said: “We worked the hardest, had the best tactics, best equipment, best technology.
“All the things we said, we did. We left out a part but we did all that stuff.
“Because now this one thing is part of the story doesn’t erase all that.
“If you just had this one thing and did none of that, you get last.”
But the disgraced sports star admits he takes full responsibility for his actions.
He added: “I don’t want to make excuses for myself that everybody did it or we never could have won without it.
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“Those are all true, but the buck stops with me.
“I’m the one who made the decision to do what I did, and it was … I didn’t want to go home, man. I was gonna stay.”
In this year’s race, Brit Geraint Thomas is 45 seconds off leader Julian Alaphilippe going into the first big climb today.
2 Lance Armstrong was stripped of all his Tour de France titles for cheatingCredit: Getty Images – Getty