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Armstrong says he was disrespectful

Updated: July 7, 2009, 5:55 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTPELLIER, France -- Lance Armstrong said he was wrong and disrespectful when he called last year's Tour de France a "bit of a joke."

In the new book, "Lance -- The Making of the World's Greatest Champion" by John Wilcockson, Armstrong is said to have recounted his early musings about a possible comeback after the 2008 Tour, won by Carlos Sastre.

"The Tour was a bit of a joke this year. I've got nothing against Sastre ... or Christian Vande Velde," he was quoted as saying shortly ...

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