Winfrey described Armstrong’s 2 ½ hour interview in some detail and said he was forthcoming in an exhausting, and at times surprisingly intense, interview.
Winfrey said, “We were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers,” she went on to say, "I would say that he met the moment. He did not come clean in the manner that I expected. It was surprising to me."
This guy is a loser and a liar!!" Melinda Morgan said. "He is not sorry for what he did, he is sorry that he got caught!!"
Most sediment mirrored Margaret Midkiff’ who said there's no hope of Armstrong reviving his career. "He's lied to folks way too long."
Armstrong's admission is a stunning reversal to his vehement denials over the past decade, even in the face of almost a dozen fellow cyclists who have admitted to doping.
Armstrong was stripped of all seven Tour de France titles last year, following an investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, whose report portrayed Armstrong as a ruthless competitor, and willing to go to any length to win the Tour de France.
United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) chief executive Travis Tygart said in reference to the doping carried out by the U.S. Postal team led by Armstrong, "The most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sports has ever seen."
"If these reports are true, we would strongly urge Lance Armstrong to testify to the Independent Commission established to investigate the allegations made against the UCI in the recent USADA reasoned decision on Lance Armstrong and the United States Postal Service (USPS) team," the federation said in a statement.
Forced to bring in an independent panel in November to investigate the Armstrong case, the governing body was seeking to determine what role UCI may have played in the scandal.
The UCI has been accused of covering up past results submitted by Armstrong, and accepting financial donations from him while helping him avoid detection in doping tests.
Fox also reports that Armstrong is considering testifying against UCI officials.
The interview with Oprah Winfrey will air over two nights, beginning at 9 p.m. PT Thursday on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Winfrey says it will be a "no-holds-barred" interview, with no conditions. She also made a point to say that Armstrong was not paid for the interview.
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