Sydney, December 24
Disgraced former US cyclist Lance Armstrong has claimed that he would never cheat at golf because the sport has a code of honour which they never had in cycling.
Armstrong no longer races competitively and thus has a lot of time to play golf. Armstrong plays so much golf that he terms it as ‘enough that it hurts’. He said that one might consider him to be the last guy to have anything to say about cheating, but claimed that golf is “different”. “Cycling, it was the Wild West. Nobody considered doping cheating,” Armstrong wrote in an essay for a golf magazine. “It was an arms race where absolutely anything went, and it was every man for himself.”
“You might consider me the last guy to have anything to say about cheating, but golf is different. I love adhering to a code of honor that we in cycling didn’t have,” he wrote. “If I moved my ball in the rough and got caught, I wouldn’t just regret it, I’d be heartbroken forever. When I think about reform in cycling, I think about golf.”
During his seven Tour de France wins, it was widely reported that Armstrong was on performance-enhancing drugs. He was banned from the sport in 2012. — ANI
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