Lance Armstrong's victim not ready to forgive 'Boss'

The feud began when Armstrong labelled the Italian a "liar" in a July 2003 interview with French paper Le Monde. Simeoni sued for defemation, demanding 100,000 euros he said would be given to charity.

updated: January 19, 2013 11:24 IST
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Cortinba D'Ampezzo (Italy): During Lance Armstrong's reign, dozens of riders would bow to the superiority of the man labelled the 'Boss' because of his iron-fisted rule on the Tour de France peloton.

Arguably, only Filippo Simeoni can claim to have lost his livelihood as a direct result of Armstrong's actions - but the Italian is not sure he can ever forgive the disgraced American.

"I acknowledge Armstrong's confession on television but he put me through such a humiliating experience and damaged me so much, in terms of sport, morale and finances that I don't know if I could ever forgive him," Simeoni told Radio24 Friday.

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