2009 Tour Rider: Lance's Dope-Free Comeback a Lie
Bradley Wiggins has choice words for Armstrong
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 25, 2013 4:08 AM CST
Lance Armstrong, center, sets the pace for his teammate and overall leader Alberto Contador of Spain, right; second left is Bradley Wiggins of Britain.   (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

(Newser) – The latest Tour de France winner has some choice words about a cyclist who once inspired him. Watching Lance Armstrong claim to Oprah that he hadn't doped in 2009 and 2010, "I thought, 'You lying bastard,'" Bradley Wiggins tells the Telegraph. "I can still remember going toe to toe with him" and comparing "the man I saw on the top of Verbier in 2009 to the man I saw on the top of Ventoux a week later. It wasn’t the same bike rider." (The Telegraph notes Wiggins bested Armstrong by 29 seconds on the former climb; on the latter, Armstrong was 22 seconds ahead.)

"You only have to watch the videos of how the guy was riding," Wiggins adds. "I don’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth anymore." The interview was "difficult to watch ... It was heartbreaking in some respects for the sport, but then the anger kicks in and you start thinking 'what a f---ing a------,'" he says. He adds that he's glad he'll never have to explain himself to his son the way Armstrong has. For now, though, "Cycling has got to move on." (Investigators may be on Wiggins' side.)

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Antagonist
Jan 29, 2013 9:51 AM CST
Yeah, Fucking Right. You did it for your son? Now I hope you go to jail and they take all the money away from your family. Wow, Now that will be nice for your son! Lying POS !!!!!!!!!!!! Please go for a Joy ride, right into the path of a bus !!!!!!
Fatquah
Jan 25, 2013 5:39 PM CST
Lance should be one of Obama's czars. He's almost as full of crap as Obama.
Twiny
Jan 25, 2013 11:54 AM CST
I would not believe Armstrong if he told me the sun comes up in the East. The man is a pathological liar. I don't think he even knows how much he's lying anymore. I feel so sorry for his kids having to grow up being ashamed of their father.