The former champion of cycling Lance Armstrong, whose fall from grace because of doping it would cost millions of dollars in lawsuits and contracts of publicity, has ensured that your initial investment in Uber Technologies has saved his family from ruin, as reported by the athlete to CNBC.

Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven titles in the Tour de France and banned from returning to competitive sport for life in 2012 by the anti-Doping Agency of the united STATES, gave $ 100,000 to a venture capital fund that invested in the beginnings of the company in 2009.


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The exciclista said in the interview that Milanobet he did not know that I was investing in Uber, which at that time was worth only 3.7 million, when we gave money to the manager Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital. Uber, which is preparing to go public next year, you can come to be valued at 120,000 million, in accordance with the proposals made by the u.s. banks that offer to run the public offer of sale (OPV), which has multiplied its value since then by more than 32,000.

“he saved our family,” said Armstrong to CNBC. The exciclista not revealed how much it is worth currently its investment in Uber, but confessed that “it is much more” and “too good to be true”. The athlete american fell in disgrace after admitting to have cheated in a televised interview in January 2013 with Oprah Winfrey.

When the interviewer pressed him if he had won “10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 million dollars,” Armstrong replied: “it Is one of those. It is much, much”.