7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong spoke to supporters of his cancer-fighting charity Friday night in Austin, Texas, saying he has been through a ‘difficult couple of weeks’. Armstrong urged people to stand behind its mission in his opening remarks at Livestrong’s 15th anniversary celebration at the Austin Convention Center in Texas! Armstrong acknowledged. “When people ask how I’m doing, I say ‘I’ve been better, but I’ve also been worse.’” Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the US Anti-Doping Agency in August, & banned from cycling for life after the USADA released over 1,000 pages of evidence supporting their decisions to strip and ban him. Nike, which stood by Armstrong during his cycling career, endorsing him, and supporting Livestrong, officially dropped him last Wednesday & several other companies followed their lead and cut ties with the the former cyclist champion.
| Oct. 20, 2012 at 12:47 p.m.