Armstrong says Uber investment saved his family

"Fraud betrayal all of those things that we know people felt that's on me" Lance Armstrong said of his doping admission

Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from the sport for doping, told CNBC he gave $100,000 (£78,000) to a venture capital fund that invested in the company around 2009.

"That isn't the issue for people". The issue is how I so aggressively defended myself. I mean, it's fraud, betrayal, feeling complicit, all of these things that we know people felt. I'm kind of sick of lying.

Since permanently pumping the brakes on his cycling career, Armstrong, meanwhile, has agreed to pay the Justice Department $5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging his own PED use "resulted in the submission of millions of dollars in false claims for sponsorship payments to the U.S. Postal Service", which sponsored his team during the Tour de France.

"It's saved our family", Armstrong says of that $100,000 bet. Armstrong said the bulk of the money went to Uber, which at the time was valued at just $3.7 million.

When asked if he had made "10, 20, 30, 40 or $50 million", Armstrong added: "It's one of those".

"It's one of those". "I didn't even know he did Uber".

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"I'm thinking to myself, 'This guy has a huge personality but he's also very smart and very well connected.' So I invested in Chris Sacca. Why not?'" Armstrong recalls.

Armstrong's bonanza was a giant stroke of luck after he received a phone call from former Google employee and now billionaire investor Chris Sacca. "I thought he was buying up a bunch of Twitter shares from employees or former employees, and the biggest investment in [the] Lowercase fund one was Uber".

Lance Armstrong did not reveal how much his investment in Uber was now worth.

Elsewhere during the interview, Armstrong shot back at President Trump's criticism of him in 2012 for financially harming himself as a result of the doping scandal.

Lance Armstrong has expressed his frustration about Alex Rodriguez, who supposedly cheated on Jennifer Lopez, and wonders why everyone doesn't hate him.

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