“I think that honesty is always the best bet and that the truth will set you free,”; said Crow, who caught “bits and pieces”; of Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. “To carry around a weight like that would be devastating in the long run.”;
Armstrong, 41, and Crow, 50, began dating in 2003 – the same year that Armstrong divorced his wife of five years, Kristin – and split in 2006.
Last year, a report from the US Anti-Doping Agency led to Armstrong’s downfall. The shamed cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and, until now, vehemently maintained his innocence.
During a series of rapid-fire yes or no questions, the retired cyclist confirmed to Oprah last week that he had blood transfusions and used the banned substance erythropoietin (EPO) during his career – particularly during all seven of his Tour de France victories.