Lance Says He’s Done Talking About Doping

Staff Writer
Finished. Over. Moving on. Any more questions? Next: Triathlons, kids, foundation.

Having been cleared of Federal doping allegations back in February, Lance Armstrong has been taking to the media to tell the world that he’s officially moving on. He recently gave an in-depth interview to Men’s Journal, which former teammate Floyd Landis told CyclingNews was the closest yet Armstrong has come to admitting to doping.

"He can keep trying to spin it however he wants but at the end of the day he's no better than anyone else and one of these days he's going to have to accept it," Landis told Cyclingnews.

“In my mind, I’m truly done,” Armstrong told Men’s Journal, regarding the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s ongoing investigation. “You can interpret that however you want. But no matter what happens, I’m finished. I’m done fighting. I’ve moved on. If there are other things that arise, I’m not contesting anything. Case closed.”

Armstrong also took his case to the air with an interview on the Gavin Newsom Show, which premiers Friday, May 18, on the Current TV network. See below for a pre-release video segment of the interview.

“I’m not wasting any more of my time talking about it,” Lance told Newsom about the allegations that have continued to hound him, and brushing off the significant legal fees the seven-time Tour de France winner has incurred defending himself as “the price of poker.”

“I want to focus on my triathlon career, I want to focus on my children, I want to focus on my foundation,” he said emphatically. “Listen, I'm Lance Armstrong, If someone puts my back into a corner, I'm coming out swinging.”

Looking forward, Armstrong also weighed in with Men’s Journal about his motivations for going after the Ironman World Championship, in no uncertain terms: “I want this bad. If I thought it was cool and good for business, I could just go through the motions and have a respectable finish. But I don’t want to be given the charity slot and get 20th. I want to win.”