Lance Armstrong has said that severing all ties with his Livestrong Foundation was his most humbling moment.
That was the most humbling moment. To get that call - two parts. One: step as chairman, but stay on the board - stay involved. [But] that wasn't enough for the people, for our supporters. Then a couple of weeks later the next call came - 'we need you to step aside'. It was the best thing for the organisation, but it hurt like hell. That was the lowest.
In the second interview with Oprah, Lance Armstrong admitted he felt disgraced and humbled.
He said: "But I also feel humbled. I feel ashamed. This is ugly stuff.
"Nike called, and they said that they are out. Then the calls started coming.
"Everybody was out. Still not the most humbling time, but not a fun period."
The second part of the Oprah Winfrey interview is set to air at 2am GMT, with further revelations expected on how his family have coped while the cyclist was challenged over doping allegations. Last night he admitted he had taken banned substances during all seven of his Tour de France wins.
Oprah Winfrey's exclusive interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was watched by some 3.2 million Americans, the second highest audience for her struggling channel OWN, the U.S cable channel said.
OWN said the most-watched telecast in its history was Winfrey's interview with the family of the late Whitney Houston in March 2012 that drew 3.5 million viewers.
Chat show queen Winfrey quit her daytime TV show in 2011 to launch the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), a joint venture with Discovery Communications.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has urged Lance Armstrong to make a "full confession under oath" following his doping admission to Oprah Winfrey.
The WADA said it was "interested" to listen to his confession, but reiterated that it has made "no difference" to his status as a life-time banned athlete under the World Anti-Doping Code.
If Mr. Armstrong truly wants to make amends for his doping past, then he needs to make a full confession under oath to the relevant anti-doping authorities.
He must make a sworn statement that reveals the full truth and contains information that will assist the fight against doping in sport.
Tyler Hamilton, a former team-mate of Lance Armstrong who implicated him in the doping scandal, has told ITV News we're likely to see a "new Lance Armstrong" now he has confessed.
Speaking about his own experience, Hamilton said in his only UK interview, "I was a broken man two-and-a-half, three years ago, and I finally did the right thing ... telling the truth felt great. It sets you free".
The second part of Lance Armstrong's interview on the Oprah Winfrey Network will be shown in the US tonight.
During the interview, Armstrong discusses the impact on his family, the companies who sponsored him, his charity Livestrong and what he hopes the future holds.
UK viewers can watch it online on Oprah.com at 2:00am tomorrow.
Tyler Hamilton, a former team-mate of Lance Armstrong who implicated him in the doping scandal, has told ITV News, "I'm proud of him".Read the full story ›
Speaking about Lance Armstrong's doping confession, Sir Chris Hoy said it is "hugely frustrating" to have to defend cycling because of "the greed and deception of a small minority".
Writing on Twitter, the six-time Olympic gold medallist said his views on the damage Armstrong has done to cycling "haven't changed" in the last 24 hours, adding:
...he has done to cycling haven't changed in the last 24hrs, however I believe we need to look to the future and move on. It's hugely...
..frustrating to have to defend your sport because of the greed & deception of a small minority. My team mates and I will keep doing what...
..we have always done; compete clean and try to win gold medals to show the next generation that it IS possible.
Too much to write about my feelings on the @lancearmstrong interview in 140 characters. I'll write an article & post a link when it's done.