Guess which Forbes list Lance Armstrong topped

American football player Manti Te'o, who faked the death of a fictional girlfriend, came second in the new Forbes magazine list of most disliked US athletes and golfer Tiger Woods was placed third.

updated: February 07, 2013 10:20 IST
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Washington: Disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong, who confessed last month to doping after being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year, tops the new Forbes magazine list of most disliked US athletes.

The list, released on the magazine's website on Wednesday, saw Armstrong edge collegiate American football player Manti Te'o on a higher name recognition tie-breaker after each had only 15 percent appeal in a Nielsen/E-Poll survey.

Armstrong backpedaled on years of denials last month by admitting he had taken performance-enhancing drugs during his 1999-2005 victory run in the Tour, tainted his cancer-comeback story and Livestrong Foundation charity efforts.

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