Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has confessed he would cheat again in the Tour de France if the practice was still widespread.

The fallen star was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned from cycling for life by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in 2012 after he finally admitted using performance enhancing drugs after years of furious denials.

Armstrong insisted he was ashamed of his behaviour, but he has now admitted that he would cheat again if he was faced with the same circumstances he endured during his sporting heyday.

Armstrong tells the Bbc, "If I was racing in 2015, no, I wouldn't do it again because I don't think you have to. But if you take me back to 1995 when doping was completely pervasive, I would probably do it again."