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    Hundreds turn out in Auckland to ride with Lance Armstrong

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...ance-armstrong

    Hundreds turn out in Auckland to ride with Lance Armstrong

    More than 200 people have cycled into Auckland to take part in a morning ride with drug-cheating cyclist Lance Armstrong.

    Despite being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in 2013, plenty of Kiwis were keen to get up close to Armstrong, who said he was humbled by the showing.

    The 45-year-old had earlier asked Aucklanders to join him for the waterfront cycle via Twitter.

    Trucks bringing goods in and out of the nearby Auckland Port were held up by the riders, most of whom were male.

    They departed at 6am for a ride of about an hour.

    Armstrong acknowledged to reporters that the ride was unlikely to change the minds of Kiwis who felt betrayed by him.

    “It is what it is,” he said. “There’s nothing I can say to a lot of people to make it go away and I get that.”

    Armstrong is thought to be in Auckland for a film shoot with Lion Breweries.

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    Lance won the morning ride with kiwi MAMILs....made sure with a quick transfusion, jab of HGH, rub the nut with a test patch and applied some cortisone to his chamy. Lance then said to his adoring kiwi MAMIL fans:
    "I’ll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the sceptics. I'm sorry for you. I’m sorry that you can’t dream big. I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles. But this is one hell of a ride. This is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe it. You should believe in these MAMILs, and you should believe in these kiwis. I'll be a fan of the Auckland MAMIL cafe ride for as long as I live. And there are no secrets - this is a hard stuff event and the hard stuff wins it. Vive Le All Blacks."

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