Cyclingnews Publishes Interview with Lance Armstrong

Cyclingnews published an excellent interview with Lance Armstrong that took place on October 26 in Austin. Among other things discussed are the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope, the eight anniversary of the day he was declared cancer free, the LiveStrong program recent major races that he didn't participate in, Tyler Hamilton's situation, and the on-going judicial investigation in Italy.

The interview covers a lot of ground. I think they spent about the right amount of time on each issue, considering that some cycling fans weren't as exposed to the Tour of Hope as regular readers of Operation Gadget were.

The most surprising part of the interview for me is when Lance puts the legal and political situation in Italy as it relates to pro cycling into context by casting doubt about his participation in the Giro d'Italia. When you think about it, doesn't it seem unlikely that Lance will participate in the Giro as long as magistrates keep pursuing investigations tangential to the Dr. Michele Ferrari case?