Key quotes from Lance Armstrong interview

Key quotes from the second part of disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong's interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey: I can look at what I did -- cheating to win bike races, lying about it, bullying people. Of course you're not supposed to do those things. There's another moral to this story. I just think it was about that ride and about losing myself and getting caught up in that and doing all of those things along the way.

Last updated on Saturday, 19 January, 2013 11:19 IST
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Los Angeles: Key quotes from the second part of disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong's interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey:

COMPETING AGAIN

"Hell, yes. I'm a competitor. It's what I've done my whole life. I love to train. I love to race. I love to toe the line. Not the Tour de France, but there's a lot of other things I could do."

DEATH PENALTY

"I deserve to be punished. I'm not sure that I deserve a death penalty."

THE TAUNTS

"I told Luke (his son), I said, 'Don't defend me anymore. Don't. Some kid says something, do not defend me. Just say, 'Hey, my dad said he was sorry.'"

ON HIS FORMER SELF

"That is a guy who felt invincible... Truly believed he was invincible. That's who that guy was. That guy's still there. I'm not going to lie to you."

HIS CHILDREN

"The older kids need to not be living with this issue in their lives. That isn't fair for me to have done to them. And I did it. And also for the little ones who have no idea. They're 2 and 3. They obviously have no idea. But they will learn it. This conversation will live forever."

THERAPY

"I'm the type of person that needs to not do it sporadically. It needs to be consistently. I've had a messy life."

UNEASY RIDER

I can look at what I did -- cheating to win bike races, lying about it, bullying people. Of course you're not supposed to do those things. There's another moral to this story. I just think it was about that ride and about losing myself and getting caught up in that and doing all of those things along the way."

THE REMORSE

"Do I have remorse? Absolutely. Will I continue to? For me, this is just the first steps in. I'm paying the price, but I deserve it."

STEPPING DOWN FROM LIVESTRONG

"It was the best thing for the organization but it hurt like hell... That was the lowest."

LOSING HIS SPONSORS

"You could look at the day or those two days or the day and a half where people left. That was a $75 million day."

THE APOLOGY

"I am deeply sorry for what I did."

SHAME

"I also feel humbled. I feel ashamed. Yeah, this is ugly stuff."

Story first published on: Saturday, 19 January 2013 11:17 IST

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