It has been 18 months since Lance Armstrong admitted that he used performance enhancing drugs. His record achievement of seven successive Tour de France wins have been wiped off the books. And now he faces his biggest challenge with the U.S. Federal Government over its sponsorship.

So what does he have to say after all this? “In this day and age, there’s plenty of outlets for people to hurl the most heinous comments that you can think of, you only have to look at the comments that will be at the bottom of this piece. But day-to-day life is positive. I never get crap, not once, and I’m surprised by that. Sure, I sometimes get the vibe that someone wants to say something, but it’s never happened.”