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Klopp voices sympathy for Armstrong

January 31, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has voiced sympathy for disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, saying: "There are worse crimes than what Armstrong has done."

Armstrong, who won the Tour de France more times than any other rider, confessed that his seven victories between 1999 and 2005 had been achieved with the aid of performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions.

The American has been widely condemned, but Klopp spoke in his defence, telling Sport Bild: "I have sympathy ...

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