Lance Armstrong Slams Pat McQuaid In New Interview

Donny Mahoney
By Donny Mahoney
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Oprah Winfrey was criticised for not asking Lance Armstrong the truly hard questons in her two-hour interview a few weeks ago. Well, Lance has continued his efforts to redeem himself by taking questions from an actual cycling journalist, Daniel Benson of Cycling News.

Armstrong has plenty of fascinating things to say about Pat McQuaid and the UCI. Here's a nugget.

CN: Why do you believe that a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is the best way forward for cycling?

Armstrong: It's not the best way, it's the only way. As much as I'm the eye of the storm this is not about one man, one team, one director. This is about cycling and to be frank it's about ALL endurance sports. Publicly lynching one man and his team will not solve this problem.

CN: When and why did you come to this conclusion?

Armstrong: A long time ago. When I was on speaking terms with ol' Pat McQuaid many, many months ago I said, 'Pat, you better think bold here. A full blown, global, TRC is our sports best solution.' He wanted to hear nothing of it

He calls McQuaid 'pathetic' as well.

Read the entire interview here.

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