I'm now embarrassed about how I behaved."Bruyneel has lost weight in recent months after increasing his rides, often with his young son in Spain.After being suspended by USADA, he lived in an exclusive part of central London for several years but now spends more time in Spain to be close to his family."Emotionally, it has all been very tough in recent years.Bruyneel argued his case, suggesting that the doping scandal wrecked his marriage and cost him a fortune.Yet he remains defiant and provocative."I still can't say everything about the case because it is still running but I do know that Lance and our team did not invent the system, it did not start with us and it did not end with us.The company sued Armstrong to get its money back after Armstrong's cheating was exposed by a report from the U. Anti-Doping Agency and a televised confession interview with Oprah Winfrey.The case was sent back to the original arbitration panel of independent chairman Richard Faulkner, SCA selection Richard Chernick and Armstrong pick Ted Lyon.The Unites States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) banned Bruyneel from the sport for ten years in 2014.
"Oscar Pereiro built a business around his victory in the 2006 Tour. [Bjarne] Riis wins the 1996 Tour, admits he doped, but he can still keep his title.
I had a hard time to deal with that."Bruyneel confirmed that like Armstrong, he has apologised to former team soigneur Emma O'Reilly.
However Dave Zabriskie, who claimed in his testimony to USADA that Bruyneel pushed him into doping, is still considered an enemy."I'm never going to apologize with him. That says enough."Armstrong has also been involved in more recent accusations that he may have used a hidden motor in his bike as early as 1999 – his first Tour de France victory.
He is due to go on trial in Washington DC on May 7 following the federal whistleblower suit sparked by former teammate Floyd Landis.
The trial will decide if Armstrong and former team owners Tailwind sports defrauded the US Postal Service by concealing his doping activities to maintain the sponsorship.