It has been a year since Lance Armstrong received a lifetime ban from cycling, was stripped of his Tour de France victories and admitted to doping. Tonight Anderson Cooper interviews three-time Tour De France winner Greg LeMond in an in depth exclusive interview on Anderson Cooper 360°.
Below is a preview of the interview and LeMond does not hold back.
Anderson Cooper: In 2001 in an interview you said, ‘If Lance is clean, it’s the greatest comeback in the history of sports. If he isn’t it would be the greatest fraud.’ Do you think what Lance Armstrong did was the greatest fraud in the history of sports?
Greg LeMond: Absolutely. Absolutely. The greatest fraud was that, I mean, I know his physical capabilities. He’s a top 30 at best. I mean, at best. No matter what. If he was clean and everybody else was clean, he’s a top 30 at best. He’s not capable of winning the Tour. He’s not capable of the top 5.
Cooper: What do you think should happen to him now?
LeMond: This is not a sporting infraction. This is criminal.
Cooper: You think he should go to jail.
LeMond: I do, yeah. This was an organized mafia and he literally tried to destroy people.
The full interview airs tonight on Anderson Cooper 360° at 5pm PST on CNN.
Interview – Anderson Cooper 360°