The 2 most ambitious kinds of people I met in my life so far are entrepreneurs and (semi)-professional cyclists. I’m fully convinced that they think similar in some ways – especially when it comes to success. Since I also did cycle racing and 20,000 km training per year, I reflected this time again when I recently saw Lance Armstrong in Oprah Winfrey’s show. She started the interview with a session of “yes or no” questions like “Did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? Was one of those banned substances EPO? Did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusion to enhance your cycling performance? Did you ever use any other banned substances like testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone?” And Lance Armstrong responded all with “Yes.” So far, so bitter. But honestly I have to say that it was no surprise for me. Years before the big doping scandals I stopped “dreaming big and believing in miracles” (how Armstrong put it after his 7th victory), but started thinking about the influence of corrupt officials and doctors, the potential relationships to pharma suppliers, the real role of team managers and coaches and the fact that cycling sports is or rather was a million dollar business.