"Yes I do, but I understand why," he replied when asked by
if he felt he was a "fall guy".
"My generation was no different from any other. From hopping on trains a 100 years ago to EPO now."
Lance Armstrong admits doping to win cycling titles
The 41-year-old added: "The 'help' has evolved over the years, but the fact remains that our sport is damn hard, the Tour was invented as a 'stunt', and very tough [athletes] have competed for a century and all looked for advantages."
However the proposal has already run into controversy with the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada)
accusing the UCI of "deceit"
for claiming it had agreed to work alongside it.
Armstrong believes that a version of the UCI plan is the "only way" for cycling to move forward as a sport.
The cycling career
Tour de France victories (before they were stripped):
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 (22 individual stage wins)
World Championships road race victory:
Battle with cancer:
Diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996. The disease spreads through his body. Launches Lance Armstrong Foundation for Cancer. Declared cancer-free in 1997 after brain surgery and chemotherapy.
Announces he will retire after the 2005 Tour de France, which he wins. Angered by drug allegations against him, Armstrong announces in September 2008 he will return to professional cycling. In June 2010, he reveals via Twitter that the 2010 Tour de France will be his last. On 16 February 2011, Armstrong announces retirement again.
"As much as I'm the eye of the storm this is not about one man, one team, one director," he added.
"This is about cycling and, to be frank, it's about all endurance sports. Publically lynching one man and his team will not solve this problem.
"Letting some race the season then giving minor off-season sanctions versus the death penalty (for similar offences) isn't fair and isn't about 'cleaning up cycling'. It's about getting your man."
Armstrong added that an official investigation into cycling's doping past should call every rider with a podium finish in a Grand Tour or World Championship without the possibility of punishment.
He insisted that a complete amnesty was necessary "otherwise no one will show up. No one."
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