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January 18, 2013

Lance admits doping

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CHICAGO —

Winfrey got right to the point, asking for yes-or-no answers to five questions.

Did Armstrong use banned substances? “Yes.”

Did he use EPO? “Yes.”

Did he do blood doping and transfusions? “Yes.”

Did he use testosterone, cortisone and human growth hormone? “Yes.”

Did he do it in all seven of his Tour wins? “Yes.”

Along the way, Armstrong cast aside teammates who questioned his tactics, yet swore he raced clean and tried to silence anyone who said otherwise.

That relentless pursuit was one of the things that Armstrong said he regretted most.

“It’s a major flaw, and it’s a guy who expected to get whatever he wanted and to control every outcome. And it’s inexcusable. And when I say there are people who will hear this and never forgive me, I understand that. I do.”

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