Johan Bruyneel: It's the hypocrisy that has hurt the most

Johan Bruyneel (left) with Lance Armstrong at the 2010 Tour de France
Johan Bruyneel (left) with Lance Armstrong at the 2010 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Lance Armstrong's former team manager, Johan Bruyneel, has told the Belgian media that Armstrong deserves his place among cycling's biggest names, and spoke out about what he believes is the hypocrisy that exists in cycling.

Speaking to Belgian magazine Humo at the weekend, the 55-year-old Belgian also cast aspersions on former pro Greg LeMond, now the only American Tour de France winner in history, having won the race in 1986, 1989 and 1990, after Armstrong's seven titles were taken away as a result of his doping.

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