Former cycling legend Lance Armstrong gained fifteen additional minutes of infamy after he bragged about passing US Vice President Mike Pence on a bike in Nantucket, Massachusetts, over the weekend.
The 47-year-old, who rose to stardom with several Tour de France titles and lost it all after he was caught doping in 2012, claimed that he passed the VP while the latter was attending a fundraiser for the Republican National Committee and the 2020 reelection campaign.
“I can’t drop many people on a bike these days but I just blew the f***in’ doors off Mike Pence on a Nantucket bike path,” Armstrong tweeted. “Day. Made.”
Needless to say, not everyone was pleased with his boasting.
“He’s 13 years older than you and was never a professional cyclist,” one person tweeted.
“Wow, a pro athlete whooped an elderly man in the sport of his choice!” another replied. “Such a bada** you are!!”
Others took their responses below the belt.
“It takes a lot of ball to pull that off,” one woman wrote, referencing Armstrong’s loss of a testicle to cancer.
“I bet Pence wasn’t juicing,” another person replied.
Armstrong didn’t take long to reply back, seemingly upset that people didn’t take his “joke” seriously.
“Some people can’t take a joke or even having a little fun on Twitter,” he wrote. “Lightin’ [sic] the f**k up people. But seriously, I did blow his doors off!”
What do VP Mike Pence and Lance Armstrong have in common?— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 11, 2019
Neither of them has won a Tour de France. #MAGA https://t.co/FwLbKwg6sk
Pence’s spokeswoman, Alyssa Farah, also chimed in.
“Couldn’t quite hang onto those Tour de France titles, but hey, at least you beat Karen & Mike Pence on a leisurely bike ride! Congrats?” she tweeted.
It is unknown if Armstrong has fully recovered from the “sick burns” he received at the hands of the internet.
Vice President Pence reportedly enjoyed his bike ride over the weekend, as well as working with MA Governor Charlie Baker.
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