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Armstrong 'still a villain'

Lance Armstrong will still ride parts of this year's Tour de France route for charity despite feeling as popular as Voldemort, the unspeakable villain of the Harry Potter movies.

The American, stripped of his seven Tour victories in 2012 because of systematic doping, is supporting former England soccer player and fellow cancer survivor Geoff Thomas in a fund-raising ride.

"I'm that guy everybody wants to pretend never lived," he told reporters. "Who's that character in Harry Potter they can't talk about? Voldemort?"