Lance Armstrong: 'A man with no platform is a lost man'

Updated 10:43 AM ET, Fri July 21, 2017

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Story highlights

  • Lance Armstrong has Tour de France podcast
  • Ex-cyclist says it has given him a platform
  • Billed as the Tour's "guilty pleasure"
  • Texan still has federal lawsuit looming

(CNN)It has been described as the guilty pleasure of this year's Tour de France, arguably the race's greatest villain waxing lyrical about the race he once dominated for so long.

Lance Armstrong is back in cycling, in a way. Still an outcast to the race, instead he has set up a daily podcast recorded from a small office at the end of the garden of his Austin home, and at occasional other venues nearby.
The 45-year-old is as knowledgeable as you'd expect for a veteran of 13 Tours. Topics have ranged widely from criticizing race organizers for ending the Tour's Queen stage on a treacherous descent to having a hangover as a result of too much rosé wine during his July 4 celebrations.