Tour De France: Lance Armstrong's Nbc Presence Spurs Debate About His Place In Cycling

Lance Armstrong relaxing while George Hincapie rode a lap said the race had “a killer vibe”.

It's safe to say that Lance Armstrong 's brief appearances on the NBC Sports Network's live Tour de France television broadcasts – where he offered expert analysis to regular co-hosts Bob Roll and Phil Liggett – has not gone over well with a vocal part of the audience, many of whom questioned the appropriateness of promoting a rider whose doping activities led to a lifetime ban from the sport and his seven Tour de France wins stripped away in disgrace. Armstrong, who now hosts 'The Move' podcast that has been covering each Tour de France stage with special guests and commentary, has also been featured during the NBC Sports Network's live daily coverage, joining Roll and Liggett on screen by video link-up and offering his opinions. After the race, the network has been airing excerpts from a 30-minute pre-Tour interview Mike Tirico conducted with Armstrong that originally aired on May ...

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