Wednesday May 27, 2020

Lance Armstrong: From yellow jersey to yellow streak

This weekend, I was supposed to interview Lance Armstrong. It didn’t happen – and here’s why

23rd October, 2016
Lance Armstrong Pic: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Last Thursday, after a 32-hour journey to Ireland from Brazil, I went into a shop and bought a small, hand-held mirror. The idea was that, by Friday evening, I could hand it to Lance Armstrong on a stage at the RDS, ask him to look deep into it, and tell me just what he saw. Some would have called it a stunt, others would have said it was cheesy.

But for me, the crowd didn’t...

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