In episode one of “Lance”, the two-part ESPN documentary released on Sunday, the Texan cyclist in disgrace flaunts the middle finger in the opening scene and told an X-rated story when he was approached outside a bar after being stripped of his seven Tour titles for taking performance-enhancing drugs.
“When my life took the turn it took, I said to myself, wherever I go for the rest of my life, someone will come to me and say ‘f-toi'”, Armstrong, 48 years old told me. “So a few days passed and no one said” f-k you “. Then the months pass. And years ago by. I always know when someone wants to say it. But nobody does it. So it took five years…
“I was staying in this rental house. I called an Uber. It stops in the street right in front of the bar. We cross the street and this guy gets up and yells, “Hey, Lance.” “I say to myself:” What’s up? He said, “F-k you! F-k you! “
“The next thing you know, he’s with six or seven people and they all get up and start saying” F-k you! You f-cheater king. “My friend said,” Get in the car now. “She thinks I’m about to walk over there and hit this guy’s asshole.” Which obviously would have been a bad idea.
“I would have done this most of my life. I was shocked and mad. I have to do something. I, Lance Armstrong, don’t let that happen. I called the bar. Here is my credit card number. No matter what they eat, whatever they drink, I don’t care what the price is – it’s for me. Under one condition. You have to say, “Guys, Lance took care of everything. And he sends his love. “
“Some people are always bp, and they will be bp forever,” said Armstrong.