Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong said he "would not change anything" about the doping that led to his stripping of his record seven Tour de France titles, according to details of an interview to be broadcast on NBCSN next week.
The network, owned by NBC Sports Group, said on Thursday that it will broadcast a 30-minute interview called & # 39; Lance Armstrong: Next Stage & # 39; in which the 47-year-old American discusses his career and the decisions he makes.
"We did what we had to do to win. It wasn't legal, but I wouldn't change anything: whether it loses a lot of money, from hero to zero," said Armstrong, who overcame cancer to win. first of his seven consecutive Tour de France titles 20 years ago, said in an excerpt from the NBC Sports interview.
Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France titles and banned the sport for life in 2012 after the International Cycling Union ratified the sanctions of the American Anti-Doping Organization.
The American later admitted that she cheated in a TV interview in January 2013 with Oprah Winfrey.
Armstrong, once a hero for millions, suffered a spectacular fall from grace that cost him millions of dollars in lawsuits and approvals.
"I wouldn't change anything, I wouldn't change the way I acted, I mean I would, but this is a longer answer," he said.
"First of all, I wouldn't change the lessons I learned. I don't learn all the lessons if I don't behave that way, I'm not investigated and sanctioned if I don't act the way I acted.
"If I just doped and didn't say anything, that wouldn't have happened. I don't mean, I asked if they would come after me.