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Armstrong Gets Even

Feb. 17 2009, Published 11:16 a.m. ET

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No, he hasn't found his missing bike. But cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong finally confronted the critic who called the 7-time Tour de France champ a "cancer" of the sport.

During a press meeting for Armstrong's 9-day Tour of California comeback race, reporter Paul Kimmage of the Sunday Times tried calling Armstrong out for refusing a 1-on-1 interview.

But Armstrong fired right back.


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I decided to come back for what I think is a very noble reason, you said, folks, the cancer has been in remission for 4 years, but our cancer has now returned," Armstrong specifically told Kimmage. "Meaning me.

"So I think it goes without saying. No, I'm not gonna sit down and do an interview.

"You are not worth the chair that you are sitting on with a statement like that... I'm not sure I will ever forgive you."


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