Armstrong pleads for fair deal

Published: 12 November, 2013 01:04 IST | PA Sport |

Lance Armstrong has said he will answer with "100 per cent transparency and honesty" at any doping inquiry but also wants the authorities to be consistent in any punishments they impose.

The 42-year-old Texan was stripped of the seven Tour de France titles he won and banned from competitive sport for life after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs.

He said in an interview with BBC’s World Service: “I’m keen do whatever I can to help close the chapter and help the sport move forward. Certainly I would speak with 100 per cent transparency and honesty.

“We had a very consistent pattern of behaviour for 20 years in cycling, and yet the punishment and the toll that’s taken on some has not been consistent.
“So all that I would hope for is that people are treated consistently and fairly.

“If everybody gets the death penalty, I’ll take the death penalty. If everybody gets a free pass, well I’m happy to take a free pass. If everybody gets six months, then I'll take my six months.” 

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