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PA Archive/Press Association Images Lance Armstrong last year admitted to taking banned substances, including EPO, to help win the Tour de France.
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Lance Armstrong hates it when you cheat at golf
In an interview with Golf Digest, the 43-year-old insisted the sport was vastly different to cycling.

LANCE ARMSTRONG, THE disgraced cyclist who lost seven Tour de France titles after admitting to doping, is not a fan of golf cheats.

In an interview with Golf Digest, Armstrong insisted golf was vastly different to cycling, and claimed that he would never contemplate cheating in the former.

He explained: “Golf is different from the culture of cycling when I was competing, and that’s putting it mildly. Cycling, it was the Wild West. Nobody considered doping cheating. It was an arms race where absolutely anything went, and it was every man for himself.

“You might consider me the last guy to have anything to say about cheating, but golf is different. I love adhering to a code of honor that we in cycling didn’t have. If I moved my ball in the rough and got caught, I wouldn’t just regret it, I’d be heartbroken forever. When I think about reform in cycling, I think about golf.”

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