Basso refuses to hit back at Armstrong after ESPN hypocrisy rant

Ivan Basso and Lance Armstrong at the 2005 Tour de France
Ivan Basso and Lance Armstrong at the 2005 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ivan Basso has refused to hit back at Lance Armstrong despite the Texan's claims in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary that Basso, along with several other ex-dopers, was "glorified" and had an easy path back to the sport after his doping suspension, still playing an active role and earn a living today.

In the second and final part of the 'LANCE' documentary that will be aired on the ESPN Player on June 1, Armstrong spoke about Basso and other former dopers who have managed to return to the sport to explain his decision to visit Jan Ullrich in Germany in 2018 when he was suffering with substance abuse problems in 2018.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.