Video: Lance Armstrong officially official on Retirement 2.0'
Posted Feb 16 2011 10:47am
"Retirement 2.0" That's what Lance Armstrong is calling it anyway.
"Never say never," Armstrong laughed at the start of an exclusive interview this week with The Associated Press, then quickly added, "Just kidding."
The seven time Tour de France champ made his retirement officially official this week in THIS exclusive video interview with the Associated Press.
"I can't say I have any regrets. It's been an excellent ride. I really thought I was going to win another tour," Armstrong says about his comeback. "Then I lined up like everybody else and wound up third.
Armstrong goes on to say that he's planning on devoting more of his time to his family and his foundation, and that he tries not to worry about the ongoing Federal investigation into allegations that money was spent illegally on performance enhancing when he was part of the U.S. Postal Service team.
"I can't control what goes on in regards to the investigation. That's why I hire people to help me with that. I try not to let it bother me and just keep rolling right along. I know what I know," Armstrong says. "I know what I do and I know what I did. That's not going to change."
Regarding his 23rd place finish at the Tour de France last yea, Armstrong adds, "I have no regrets about last year, either. The crashes, the problems with the bike - those were things that were beyond my control."