Lance Armstrong: I Would Probably Dope Again

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"Listen, of course I want to be out of timeout. What kid doesn't?"

In a new interview with BBC Sport, Lance Armstrong admitted he would probably dope again if he went back in time and had to re-make his decision.

"If I was racing in 2015, no, I wouldn't do it again, because I don't think you have to," said Armstrong, who was stripped of seven Tour de France titles. "If you take me back to 1995, when doping was completely pervasive, I would probably do it again."

In 2013, the cyclist confessed to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey. He said the fallout since that time has been "heavy, tough, trying and required patience."

"When I made the decision, when my team made that decision, when the whole peloton made that decision, it was a bad decision and an imperfect time," said Armstrong. "But it happened. And I know what happened because of that. I know what happened to the sport; I saw its growth."

He talked about the expansion of the sport of cycling since 1995, as well as the growth of his charity foundation and said, "Do we want to take it away? I don't think anybody says 'yes.' " Armstrong said that he's ready to return to public life. "Listen, of course I want to be out of timeout. What kid doesn't?"