Disgraced cycling legend and professional liar Lance Armstrong has finally come clean and admitted in an interview with CNN that the only reason he told the truth about his doping shame was because his hand was forced.
The world-renowned cyclist who has stooped so low, he has not so much crawled but slithered, spilt the beans in the recent warts and all confessional with CNN and explained it was only the US Anti-Doping Agency’s doged tactics which made him break cover and confess he was a drug-taking cheat.
In true Armstrong style, the cyclist explained:
“Once you say ‘no’ you have to keep saying ‘no’. If this stuff hadn’t taken place with the federal investigation, I’d probably still be saying ‘no’ with the same conviction and tone as before. But that gig is up.”
Yet a gig that is still very much alive and potentially extremely lucrative for Armstrong, is the writing of a new book which he will tell the entire sordid history of the years spent cheating, the terrible lengths he went to in order to cover his tracks and the smear campaigns he used to discredit those who sought to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Armstrong, who has long exhibited the same type of behavior associated with those suffering from narcissistic personality disorder, said of the new book:
“The book needs to be pretty intense and transparent. I need to ‘boom’ — put it out there and let it sit. The sooner the better. It has to be the right book, the right tone and there has to be totally no bullsh*t.”
Armstrong claims he has not read any of the books or viewed any of the programs about him since his post-Oprah fallout but still describes them as a “cesspool”.
No doubt Armstrong’s new book will take us right into the murky heart of the swamp where cheats are born, lies prosper, and cyclists with veins pumping blood full of dope have the audacity to say in their 2005 Tour de France victory speech:
“Finally, the last thing, I’ll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the skeptics: I’m sorry for you. I’m sorry that you can’t dream big. I’m sorry you don’t believe in miracles.”
Armstrong, who once said, “A boo is bigger than a cheer,” added in the CNN interview:
“I’m fully committed to putting it all out there. I don’t blame anyone for thinking, ‘I don’t trust this guy with all his bullsh*t for 10 years.’”
Armstrong who readily admits, “I definitely have a ‘fu*k you’ attitude,” insists he will not try to deflect any blame for his past transgressions and said:
“I’m a big boy, I made my own decisions and I need to be held accountable for that,” he said. I’m not going to blame people. A lot of people have blamed everyone else but that’s bull. No-one forced me or bullied me, so I’m not going to say, ‘It’s not my fault.’ I blame myself, that’s the bottom line.”