Armstrong paid for meals of strangers who swore at him in street

The former cyclist, who was diagnosed with cancer in 1996, went on to win seven consecutive titles with the help of performance enhancing drugs.  In 2012, a United States Anti-Doping Agency investigation named him as the ringleader of “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen” and he was stripped of all his titles from August 1998 onwards. And during an interview for a new documentary, titled LANCE and made for the 30th anniversary of ESPN, Armstrong has admitted that he will always be a controversial figure. Slideshow: The most high-profile sporting bans of all time (ReadSport) “So a couple of days go by and nobody said ‘f*** you.’ Then months go by. We cross the street and this guy stands up and shouts, ‘Hey, Lance.’ “I’m like, ‘What’s up man?’ He goes, ‘F*** you! Slideshow: The biggest doping scandals in the history of the Tour de France (StarsInsider) “I’d have done that most of my life. And he sends hislove.’” Armstrong, 48, admits in the documentary that he will likely be a polarising personality for the rest of his life. Slideshow: Evander Holyfield and the other famous athletes who came out of retirement (Grid)