Johan Bruyneel: 'Lance Armstrong was the perfect target to be sacrificed' to clean up cycling

The former rider and team boss says in his era the choice was 'either you adapt and you dope yourself, or you disappear'

Johan Bruyneel
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Johan Bruyneel says Lance Armstrong was the "perfect target" to be sacrificed as cycling looked to clean up its act, saying at the time doping was simply "one of the rules of the game".

In an extensive interview with Eddy Magazine, Bruyneel speaks about his time in the peloton as a rider and then becoming team manager at US Postal Service, throughout which doping was widespread in the peloton.

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