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If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.
– Lance Armstrong
For whatever reason, maybe it’s because of my story, but people associate Livestrong with exercise and physical fitness, health and lifestyle choices like that.
It’s tough to be a 15- or 16-year-old athlete competing around the country. There’s tension, there’s media. I had no idea what I was getting into.
Nobody needs to cry for me. I’m going to be great.
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
Portland, Oregon won’t build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time.
Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that’s not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing.
Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody’s going down.
It can’t be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-Elysees.
There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say: ‘Enough is enough.’
If we don’t somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we’re going to have a huge problem.
If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. If you have 10 people cheering and one person booing, all you hear is the booing.
I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
If I can’t face my accusers, that’s a joke. We did that in medieval times.
Cycling is a sport of the open road and spectators are lining that road.
Marathons are hard because of the physical pain, the pounding on the muscles, joints, tendons.
I exercise everyday. I swim, I bike, I run and I go to the gym.
It’s nice to win. I’ll never win again. I may have to take up golf – take on Tiger.
I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.
Obviously, I come from one background, and the people that design fitness equipment have been doing it for years and years, and they know what works and doesn’t work.
Extraordinary allegations require extraordinary evidence.
The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.
Winning is about heart, not just legs. It’s got to be in the right place.
There’s no rule, no law, no regulation that says you can’t come back. So I have every right to come back.