Lance Armstrong: 'In 1999 no one even knew you could put a motor in a bike'

In a tense interview on Irish radio, Lance Armstrong laughs off a question about whether he ever used a motor in his bike

Armstrong at the 2003 Tour de France. Photo: Graham Watson

Lance Armstrong laughed off the question of whether he used a motor in his bike when he raced to win the Tour de France, saying at the time no one knew such bikes existed.

The disgraced Texan cyclist spoke at length in a tense Off the Ball interview for Irish radio, which ended with Armstrong hanging up without saying a word. He was asked about topics ranging from Greg LeMond to Paul Kimmage – and of course, motors.

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