Feelings are apparently mixed following the disgraced cyclist's doping confession in an interview with Oprah Winfrey:
Many French gloated over the exposure of a man who humbled Europe by crushing its greatest competitors in one of its most cherished competitions, the 110-year old bike race that captivates the nation as it winds through the French countryside and Pyrenees and concludes at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
In typical French fashion, cynicism about the fraud is not reserved for Armstrong alone.
"They have been taking drugs since 1903," said 24-years old Coline Benoist. "When I watched the tour when I was little, I used to wonder if they were human!"