Thursday 12 December 2019

Defender feels 'like a chump' after admission

ONE of Lance Armstrong's biggest defenders has said he now feels a "chump" after the disgraced cyclist confessed to doping during his career.

Journalist Rick Reilly joined the stream of former employees, teammates and report-ers in realis-ing that the legacy of the man they had support-ed was drug-tainted.

Mr Reilly said he had spent 14 years defending Armstrong (pictured) only to be "made to look like a chump".

He said Armstrong had sent him an email earlier this week stating: "I'm sorry. All I can say for now but also the most heartfelt thing too. Two very important words."

Irish Independent

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Editors Choice

Also in World News