LANCE Armstrong says he is not looking for sympathy after the US Anti-Doping Agency stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles.
USADA gave Armstrong a lifetime ban after the Texan said he would no longer be contesting the doping charges levelled against him.
The organisation say they have over a dozen witnesses, up to 10 of whom are believed to be former team-mates, who agreed to testify and give evidence that the Texan used performance-enhancing drugs and encouraged others to do so.
Armstrong maintains he is innocent of any doping charge.
Speaking in Aspen, Colorado, where he finished second in a 36-mile mountain bike race behind 16-year-old rider Keegan Swirbul, Armstrong, who has never failed a drugs test was in no mood for self-pity.
“Nobody needs to cry for me, I’m going to be great,” he told reporters.
“I have five great kids and a wonderful lady in my life. My foundation is unaffected by all the noise out there.
“I think people understand that we’ve got a lot of stuff to do going forward. That’s what I’m focused on and I think people are supportive of that. It’s great to be out here.”
The International Cycling Union have said that they will not give any further comment until viewing USADA’s evidence.