“If I was racing in 2015, I wouldn’t do it again,” he told BBC Sport. “Take me back to 1995 when it was completely and totally pervasive, I’d probably do it again. People don’t like to hear that. That’s the honest answer.”

“It’s an answer that needs some explanation,” Armstrong continued. “I look at everything when I made that decision, when my teammates made that decision. It was a bad decision in an imperfect time, but it happened.”

If there was one thing that Armstrong wishes he could change, it is “the man who did those things.” Armstrong lied in interviews for more than a decade until he came clean during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2013.