By complying with the current Usada investigation, Armstrong could be eligible under the
World Anti-Doping Code
to have his lifetime ban overturned.
He likened the life ban imposed by Usada
to a "death penalty"
, and although he has said that he had no intention of returning to professional cycling, he is keen to compete in marathon and triathlon events.
Armstrong has also called for a 'truth and reconciliation commission' (TRC) overseen by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) to look into the issue of doping in the sport.
Asked why Wada and not Usada should oversee the process, Armstrong told
"No brainer. This is a global sport not an American one. One thing I'd add - the UCI has no place at the table.
"When I was on speaking terms with old Pat McQuaid (the UCI president) many, many months ago I said, 'Pat, you better think bold here. A full-blown, global, TRC is our sport's best solution.' He wanted to hear nothing of it."
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