The first question was whether Armstrong's training regimen had strayed a bit, as has been reported in the cycling media.
"For me, life is just as busy as it has been the past two or three years," Armstrong answered. "Perhaps the profile of what I have been doing has changed, but I know what I'm doing, and I'm not sitting on the beach eating donuts every day as some people may think."
Asked who should be considered the favorite for this year's Tour, Armstrong couldn't resist having some fun. "(Jan) Ullrich's the favorite," he replied. "I said that a month ago, nothing's changed."
With a laugh, he added: "I've been eating donuts since then, so I can't all of a sudden be the favorite. Going to late movies and eating donuts and drinking beer, I can't be the favorite."