Johan Bruyneel: 'Doping was inevitable and quite possibly still is'

Lance Armstrong's former team manager says he sought psychological help after the release of the USADA report in 2012

Johan Bruyneel (Tim De Waele/Getty)

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Lance Armstrong's former team manager Johan Bruyneel has opened up about how he sought psychological help in the aftermath of the 2012 USADA report that placed the Belgian at the centre of the US Postal Service's doping operation.

"It was a major lesson in life. I'm now a different person. 20 years older and 20 years wiser. Sometimes, I have the feeling that I'd really hit rock bottom and that I'd never recover. I was given medical help, both mental and physical, throughout that time. Sometimes, I'd meet someone who'd say 'it's amazing you're still standing'," Bruyneel told Cycling Opinions about the period of his life that would culminate in a lifetime ban from cycling in 2018.

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