UnNews:Lance Armstrong took up bike racing to feed an addictive ego habit
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|Lance Armstrong took up bike racing to feed an addictive ego habit|
19 January 2013
LOS ANGELES, USA CA --
Fallen American sporting hero Lance Armstrong admitted in an outtake from Oprah Winfrey's television interview that he took to bike racing to manage his ego.
Armstrong said that having an ego the size of a small planet had made him difficult to associate with lesser mortals except Lindsay Lohan. He said other sports were considered but were already full of other egos but cycling was thought of a sport for 'gay Frenchmen in colourful durex suits'. So he took that up instead.
I loved all sports but when you suffer from a big ego, I couldn't let others block my road to glory. So I chose cycling and the Tour de France. The Europeans were not so good as me at the ego game so I found it easy to win. But as I became bigger than the Tour de France, others came into the sport and accused me of cheating. No it wasn't that, my ego had been challenged and I fought back.
The unrepentant Armstrong said he hoped everyone could move on and forget that anything had happened. He compared his situation to that time the TV series Dallas decided to scrub one season as a dream of Pamela Ewing. Armstrong added:
Walk inside the cubicle with me on this Oprah. The world world wakes up to hear me scrubbing down in the shower. So it all had been a bad dream and I can go back to racing again. It's easy if you know how.
- Staff "Lance Armstrong wants to return to cycling". Sky TV, January 19, 2013