Lance Armstrong's appeals to compete again fall flat

Lance Armstrong. (REUTERS)

Lance Armstrong. (REUTERS)

Simon Kent, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:07 PM ET

Not a chance.

That sums up disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong’s current probability of returning to the world of cycling.

No less an authority than John Fahey, president of the Montreal-based World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), says so.

In an exclusive interview with the Toronto Sun, Fahey’s response to recent appeals by Armstrong to be allowed to get back on his bike and ride competitively was simple and straightforward.

“Armstrong is a self-confessed doper who lied and cheated his way through major sections of his career,” Fahey said. “He never seemed to show much contrition for that or ever agreed to name those who helped.

“Until an honest, clear and unambiguous response to all the questions still hanging over him are met, I don’t think any sporting authority will be able to help him.

“Armstrong has to help himself first. The best way to do that is to be honest.”

 


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