Lance Armstrong interview

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by avole, 7 Dec 2018.

  1. avole

    avole Active Member

    Location:
    France
    On CNBC:
    View: https://youtu.be/DX38XZkulbw
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    I saw one of his victories in the TdF, just after his comeback from cancer treatment. Rumours of the whole doping thing were already circulating, but that seemed more driven by sour grapes as France hadn't had anyone to equal him for years.
     
  2. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Veteran

    I thought he'd be keeping a low profile for, I don't know, the rest of his life.
     
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  3. MartinQ

    MartinQ Über Member

    Are we talking about the same Lance?
     
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  4. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

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    Hexleybeef
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  5. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo Parks, Hotels and Palaces, Europe Endless.

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    Cheshire
    A thoroughly unlikeable person.
     
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  6. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
  7. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    I dont agree with their business model which is anti competitive to other taxi companies.
    It is bank rolled by US financiers, and loses billions every year, with the sole aim of conquering the market, then it will increase prices once it is a monopoly.
     
  8. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    That never works.

    If you become a monopoly and your prices rise because of it you are merely opening the door for someone else to step in with a more competitive business model.
     
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  9. In the States, Uber and Lyft serve a role. I live in a medium sized city, and it can cost me more than $25 U.S. to go to work, rates being $2.50 for getting in the cab, 40 cents every 1/6th of a mile. Then there are taxes, and drivers expecting a tip as well. It has become so expensive that there have been services in place for the elderly and poor and rural residents for years just to get around this.
     
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  10. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I never liked Armstrong when he was competing but I must admit I have a sneaking admiration for him. Fascinating character, the sort of guy I'd love to have a drink with.
     
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  11. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    The Uber taxi thing is very interesting and maybe we should have a separate thread to discuss.
     
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  12. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Veteran

    In his book, he comes across as a sociopath and a bully with narcissistic personality disorder.
     
  13. Sunny Portrush

    Sunny Portrush Über Member

    Location:
    Musselburgh
    At the height of his powers, if you spoke out against LA, it only ended one way. He was a bully and therefore, a complete and utter coconut. Utterly despicable in my eyes
     
  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Not necessarily in the case of Mono Armstrong, but can a wrong doer not repent and reform? For all he's done he hasn't killed anyone, yet people who have (Leslie Grantham, Matthew Broderick, to name but two) seem to garner barely a raised eyebrow when they are mention.

    Armstrong behaved like a Class A tool, but in the grand scheme he's barely worth a mention. Indeed, the oft repeated hate and vitriol seem to do nothing but provide the oxygen of publicity that allows his financial flame to prosper.
     
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  15. Sunny Portrush

    Sunny Portrush Über Member

    Location:
    Musselburgh
    You should ask Greg LeMond, Emma O`Reilly, David Walsh, Christophe Basson, Tyler Hamilton, Frankie Andreau and many more what it was like to be on the end of LA`s bully tactics, he tried to put each and everyone out of the respective business when they questioned him.
     
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