Associated Press: Lance Armstrong tells The Associated Press that he’s “relieved” a nearly two-year federal investigation into doping allegations against is over.
“It’s not a pleasant experience,” Armstrong told The Associated Press by phone on Thursday in his first interview since prosecutors in Los Angeles closed their investigation last Friday. After speaking with the AP, Armstrong participated in a teleconference with media covering this weekend’s triathlon in Panama City, Panama, where he is scheduled to compete this weekend.
“It was difficult at times,” the seven-time Tour de France winner said. “But I was confident that we would always end up in this place. It’s over. I’m moving on.”
The World Anti-Doping Agency this week urged U.S. federal authorities to quickly hand over evidence collected in the investigation that was aimed at whether the world’s most famous cyclist and his teammates joining in a doping program during his run of Tour victories from 1999-2005.
“I don’t want to get bogged down with that. I’m not concerned with that. I’m not going to worry about that,” he said.