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Lance Armstrong Covers Men's Health

Lance Armstrong Covers Men's Health

Lance Armstrong stretches shirtless inside his home gym in the January/February 2009 issue of Men’s Health, on stands December 23.

The 37-year-old talks about his return to racing (he’ll bike this summer in the Tour de France), who he trusts and his crusade to end cancer. Here are some interview highlights:

On who he trusts: “I would say there are probably a dozen people I trust 100 percent. I’d trust them with my life. Outside of that it drops off a lot. Just like going into war, you have to know who’s committed. Beyond that, you just don’t know.”

On racing in the next Tour de France: “I’m so loyal to Johan [Bruyneel], there’s no way I’d cross him or race against him. This is a more interesting scenario in terms of our loyalty, the fact that I’m not the clear-cut winner anymore. But I’m a fair person. If I’m not the strongest, I’m not going to expect everyone to lay down. For me, it’s more important to be honorable and fair throughout this process.”

On his Livestrong campaign: “There’s a long way to go, and there are days when I think, geez, what did I bite off? But it gives me something to work for so I won’t have to walk into hospitals 20 or 30 years from now.”

On training: “Back in the day, people trained on just their feelings. Now you have heart rate, altitude, lactic acid, all measured on one unit. That’s how I knew I was ready to win the Tour. If I stepped on the scale in the morning and it said a certain weight and the power output was where it was supposed to be when I tested at the end of the day, it was over. Nobody close.”

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  • Emma

    1 st ? :D

  • Cayanne

    Lance is a great guy!

  • Idani

    Although I think Lance is often an arrogant jerk, I’d rather look at him than Michael Phelps! Being totally shallow here–great body!!!

  • babydoll.

    lance. i am one of your greatest fans out there and i am so happy that your returned to cycling. this magnificent sport needs you as long as people all over the world. thanks to you i overcome depression and started riding in mountain biking. i owe you my life. thanks lance and live strong to all of you!

  • LuckyL

    He’s still an a**

  • Funny Chuck norris news

    I agree! and how many times should one guy retire anyhow? For serious.


    So where are the questions on Kate Hudson and Sheryl Crowe..
    Eh?? since we all have hear about it when he came out the last

  • Marieme

    I wish him the best in health and life. But I can see why he’s had so many problems with women: He’s married to the bike. I get really turned off at people who are so obssessed with one thing in life. It’s like, get over it already. There are other challenges in life to take on. A person doesn’t need applause or adulation in life to have meaning. Jeezus.

  • yada

    I wish you good health and success..
    wow, you are hot!

  • Palto

    Marieme – that fact that he’s married to the bike is the reason why you’ve heard of him. I can see that you’re destined to marry and raise a bunch of unassuming nobodies. Sad.