He pruster of contempt for Carlos Sastre, who in his eyes was an unworthy winner of the 2008 Tour de France. He hisses over Ivan Basso, who could slip like an eel through the dopingskandalerne, while compatriot Marco Pantani was the victim and today is ‘fucking death’.
He kvaste Emma O'reilly and tilsvinede Betsy Andreu, the defendant David Walsh and mobbede and excluded Filippo Simeoni and Christophe Bassons of the professional field. And he drives the u.s. Tour icon Greg LeMond to the brink of bankruptcy. Among other things.
He was ruthless. In its heyday as the Tour-king tromlede Lance Armstrong any opposition down with bullying, intimidation and dirty tricks. As his former team-mate Floyd Landis puts it in the new ‘Lance’-documentary on ESPN: ‘Lance is a tough, tough motherfucker’.
But the hard-boiled texan has a soft spot: Jan Ullrich, his German arch rival.
- I love him, says Armstrong in the final section of the documentary, and lose the least, while the tears pushing on. In most of the a minute he can't speak because of the emotions that arise.
His statement falls in response to the question of why he in august 2018 traveled to Europe in order to support his old rival, who was seedy in a grapple with alcohol and drugs. A bedrøvelig breakdown, which ended with hospitalization in a psychiatric hospital in Germany.
- He was the most important person in my life. No (riders in the field, ed.) scared me, no one motivated me. The other guys in the field ... not to be disrespectful, but they drive me to not early out of bed in the morning.
- He got me to get up early. It's all just something fucking mess, says Armstrong, while the press photos of Ullrich in handcuffs in police custody runs across the screen.
His situation and my situation are very similar. He had everything I had. Children, wife, money. But it was not enough to hold together in his life.
And it was this fucking sport, that made it by him. And the media let it happen, says Armstrong.
Jan Ullrich with Lance Armstrong on the wheel on the Col de Joux Plane Tour de France 2000. Photo: photo sport Int/REX
He highlights the paradox that the dopingdømte Ivan Basso glorificeres in Italy, while the same nation are allowed, to Marco Pantani went to the dogs.
- He (Ivan Basso, ed.) is no different than us, and he is being made to an idol. But Pantani was disgraced and thrown out of the sport, and now he's dead. Fucking death!
- In Germany Erik Zabel and Rolf Aldag made to idols, but Jan Ullrich was profaned and get his life fucking destroyed. Why?, ask Armstrong, who is not quite up to date when it comes to the German riders, with Erik Zabel is certainly not free of charge have admitted doping.
When it comes to the UNITED states, highlighting Armstrong, his close friend and teammate George Hincapie as a dopingsynder, which is taken to the grace of god, but his itself has paid a high price.
- He glorificeres, and he is invited to run, comes on tv and people are buying his shit (Hincapie owns a sportstøjsfirma, ed.). But I will be disgraced and destroyed. It is fucking bullshit, says Armstrong, and indicates his frustration to be the reason why he wanted to show his support for Ullrich.
Armstrong recognises that it ‘was not a good trip’, but he explains himself no further. Jan Ullrich has lived for many years in a kind of exile in Switzerland, but is now resident in Mallorca.
--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------Landis defends Lance
Floyd Landis interviewed by Extra Magazine in a bar in Paris on the last day of the Tour de France 2016. It was ten years ago, Landis let out a shelf in the yellow jersey in Paris and since lost it due to a positive dopingprøve. Photo: Claus Bonnerup.
In the course of a few years went Lance Armstrong from the to be one of the most beloved to one of the most hated persons on the planet.
the Downturn began in earnest, as his former teammate Floyd Landis decided to tell the truth about the triumphs, as the US Postal team celebrated from 1999 and onwards, and in the documentary ‘Lance’ hesitating the disgraced protagonist is not to send a bitter salute to his former over the moon.
- all of It could have been worse! I could be Floyd Landis and wake up as a shit every day, " says Armstrong.
Landis defends by contrast, Armstrong in the issue of fairness in the punishment, Armstrong has had. He is banned for life, while several of them, he doped with, and which has since testified against him, escaped with a half a year in quarantine during the winter season.
Lance did not invent doping. It was not his idea, and he should not be treated differently just because he is a better athlete, says Landis, and highlights the former US Postal rider Jonathan Vaughters, who today is a prominent antidopingforkæmper.
They took the same drugs, and I don't understand how the one ends up being a Messiah, that solves the doping, while the other becomes the excluded, says Landis.
the Documentary ‘Lance’ will be aired on ESPN in two sections. The first was sent 25. may, and the other sent 1. June. The documentary can be seen on ESPN Player in Denmark. New users have access to a free trial period of seven days, informs ESPN.
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