Sydney, Jan 19: Lance Armstrong has said he is a ‘better human being’ after coming clean as a serial drugs cheat.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong had confessed to use performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France wins.
Armstrong said that fighting cancer had made him a better person, but then he lost his way, and the ‘epic challenge’ for the rest of his life is ‘to not slip up again, to not lose sight of what I’ve got to do’, the Herald Sun reports.
According to the report, asked by Winfrey what the moral of his story was, Armstrong answered that he could now look at what he had done, cheating to win bike races, lying about it, bullying people, which of course one is not suppose to do.
He said that the ultimate crime is the betrayal people that supported and believed in you, they got lied to.
Armstrong came close to tears describing the impact of his exposure as a drugs cheat to his young children.
The disgraced Tour de France champion has three children with former wife Kristin Armstrong – son Luke (13) and twin daughters Isabelle and Grace (11), and a three-year-old son Max and two-year-old daughter Olivia to current partner Anna Hansen.
Armstrong said that he took several seconds to compose himself when he was asked what he told son Luke when his drug cheating became public.
He said that Luke defended him to other kids, on Instagram, adding that at that point he decided to have that talk with him and told him to not defend him any more. (ANI)