He was a national hero and all round sporting legend, having won (an unheard of) seven consecutive Tour De France titles between 1999 and 2005, before finally admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs in January 2013 throughout all seven of the tours. Lance Armstrong has fiercely denied taking any sort of performance enhancers for a number of years by stating "I've never failed a test" - providing strong evidence to some that he was a very good cheat.
It's still hard for some people to believe that a cancer survivor who appeared to be a true warrior, cheated for so many years along with fellow team mates and rivals, but in a sport and era where the entire playing field was using performance drugs, can he really be the only one to blame?
The USADA United States Anti-Doping Agency CEO described Lance Armstrong and his US Postal Service team mates as carrying out the most "sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that the sport has ever seen". In a 'no details spared' interview with none other than Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong bares all and finally tells his story. Watch in full below.