Lance Armstrong: 'Impossible to win Tour without doping' during his era

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong told French newspaper Le Monde in an interview that appears tomorrow that it was impossible to win the Tour de France without doping during his era in the race.

"Was it possible to achieve performances without doping? It depends on the race you wanted win," Armstrong told the French newspaper. "The Tour de France? No. Impossible to win without doping because the Tour is an endurance test where oxygen is crucial. To take just one example, EPO will not help a sprinter to win a 100m but it will be crucial for a runner 10,000m. It's obvious."

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