Lance Armstrong admits to doping on Oprah Winfrey show

After years of denial, the world’s best-known cyclist has confessed using performance-enhancing drugs and now plans to testify against the International Cycling Union. Some images from the life of the man.
  • (Files) Lance Armstrong (left) and Oprah Winfrey. After more than a decade of denying that he doped to win the Tour de France seven times, Armstrong confessed on the Oprah Winfrey show last night. AP
  • 21 October 2012: Armstrong addresses participants at The Livestrong Challenge Ride in Austin. Armstrong was stripped of all seven Tour titles last year following a US Anti-Doping Agency report. AFP
  • A mural on the back of the offices of the anti-cancer charity Livestrong in Austin, Texas. Armstrong – a cancer survivor, founded the charity in 1997. AFP
  • 27 July 2003: US Lance Armstrong celebrating on the podium at the end of the 20th and last stage of the 90th Tour de France cycling race between Ville d’Avray and Paris Champs Elysees. AFP
  • 20 July 2010: Armstrong carries his one year-old son, Max, before participating in a training session during a rest day of the 2010 Tour de France cycling race at the hotel hosting the US cycling team in Southwestern France. AFP
  • 30 June 1995: A picture taken in Saint-Brieuc, western France, shows Lance Armstrong undergoing the routine medical check-up before the 1995 Tour de France. AFP
  • 23 October 2011: Armstrong warms up before the swimming portion of the Xterra World Championship triathlon in Kapalua, Hawaii . Reuters
  • 23 October 2011: Armstrong runs on the trail during the running portion of the Xterra World Championship triathlon in Kapalua, Hawaii . Reuters
  • 23 July 2009: Armstrong answers questions from the media as he goes to the anti-doping medical testing facility after the 18th stage of the 96th Tour de France cycling race in Annecy, France. Reuters
  • 21 July 2002: Armstrong next to a banner against doping during the 89th Tour de France. Armstrong, 41, now plans to testify against officials from the International Cycling Union about their involvement with doping in cycling. AFP