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Armstrong Took HGH, EPO and Testosterone

The fallen cycling superstar finally admits to doping throughout his career.

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Armstrong gets "partially" honest with Oprah.
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By Ben Feuerherd

01/18/13

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Oprah's much-anticipated interview with Lance Armstrong finally aired last night, and in a confession that shocks nobody, the seven-time Tour de France winner admits to taking performance enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career. Armstrong, who has vehemently denied doping allegations up until the interview, says he used a "cocktail" that included HGH, testosterone, EPO, and blood transfusions ("doping"). He takes full responsibility for his actions, calling himself "deeply flawed" and "arrogant;" he also says he was a "bully" to other cyclists that might expose him. But some believe he is continuing to cover up the truth, since he maintains that he was clean during his 2009 and 2010 "comeback" tours. "Proof that they [the International Cycle Union] say that I doped after my comeback is not true," he tells Winfrey. But a 2012 USADA report disputes these claims, saying: "The likelihood of Armstrong's blood values from the 2009 and 2010 Tours de France occurring naturally is less than one in a million." In October, Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France titles and banned for life from cycling, although at the time he insisted that the claims against him were "outlandish and heinous."

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