Armstrong’s status because of his use of performance-enhancing drugs means he can’t compete in marathons and triathlons without jeopardizing their certification. Still, he believes that the time may be nearing when he returns to public life, after exile in Austin, Aspen and Hawaii. He also has been booted from his LiveStrong cancer charity.
“Selfishly, I would say ‘yeah, we’re getting close to that time,'” he said, “but that’s me, my word doesn’t matter any more. What matters is what people collectively think, whether that’s the cycling community, the cancer community.
“Listen, of course I want to be out of timeout, what kid doesn’t?”
Armstrong went on to tell Dan Roan that he now lives life at 10 mph, not 100, because the “fallout” had been “heavy” since he confessed that he had doped in an Oprah Winfrey interview. And, as he always has, he maintained that he won those seven Tour title.