SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Lance Armstrong’s supposed tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey comes as little surprise to some Bay Area cycling enthusiasts who say that what happens next for the cycling star and his charitable endeavors carries a bit more suspense.
The Bay Area has long been a haven for pro cyclists and enthusiasts like Bob Hammer, who is a two-time testicular cancer survivor. He credits a meeting with Lance Armstrong’s oncologist for an intervention that eventually led to Hammer having a son.
Hammer, who has since raised $1.3 million for cancer charities including the Livestrong Foundation, says no one is surprised at the reported admission.
“Gut reaction is it’s not surprising,” he told KCBS. “Basically everybody was dirty in that sport, it seemed. I thought that probably something like this was going to come.”