In a recent interview Lance Armstrong gave exclusively to Oprah Winfrey, the world-renowned cyclist admitted that the “infamous yellow jersey” tweet had sent in November of 2012, was a mistake. He had tweeted a picture of himself where he is lying on the couch in his basement with all of his seven yellow jerseys from his seven wins.
This tweet was viewed 300,000 times in two days and was retweeted some 8,000 times. People obviously did not take it well and he got more negative criticism on his behaviour, as if he was just calling for it all toward himself.
Although, he is said to have removed all mentions of his Tour de France wins from his Twitter bio, but what he had done, perhaps, can never be forgotten in history. He was the kind of sportsman that almost everyone knew, even those who never followed any sports.
Lance Armstrong did not only disappoint the cyclists’ community and cycling enthusiasts, but also had disappointed so many people around the world who looked up to his spirit of sportsmanship. The USADA had taken back all of his Tour de France titles, which he won seven times while on steroids.
Besides this, he has been banned for life from sports due to drugs and blood doping charges. He gained the glory which people looked up to and let it all fall down. All those years while his reputation was still intact, he spoke against doping and drugs to enhance performance on the ground for athletes but came out as a proven liar himself.