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Lance Armstrong confirms retirement

Post by Guest on Wed 16 Feb 2011, 12:28 pm

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has confirmed he has retired from competitive cycling for good.

The American, 39, retired from cycling in 2005 but returned for the 2009 Tour, where he finished in third place behind winner Alberto Contador.

"I can't say I have any regrets. It's been an excellent ride," he said.

Armstrong is currently facing a US federal investigation into allegations of doping after former team-mate Floyd Landis claimed he used banned drugs.

The Texan, who has never tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, has consistently denied the allegations and remains confident his name will be cleared by the investigation.

"I can't control what goes on in regards to the investigation," he said.

"That's why I hire people to help me with that. I try not to let it bother me and just keep rolling right along. I know what I know," said Armstrong.

"I know what I do and I know what I did. That's not going to change."

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/9399280.stm

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Re: Lance Armstrong confirms retirement

Post by SpenB on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 10:13 am

Is he getting out before he is found out??

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Re: Lance Armstrong confirms retirement

Post by Azabache on Fri 25 Feb 2011, 4:50 pm

What is it in the human psyche that has to attack and attempt to destroy true greatness and genius?


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Post by SpenB on Sat 26 Feb 2011, 7:04 am

It was only some lighthearted banter but dont forget:

There is a fine line between a genius and a madman.

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Post by GeoffSnapes on Mon 28 Feb 2011, 10:22 am

I hope all the Landis issue is sorted, Armstrong is an absolute legend of cycling and sport.
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