Britain's 2008 Olympic road race champion has retired from cycling with a parting shot at the sport's world governing body and the drug scandals she says have tarnished the sport.
Nicole Cooke said: "I am so very fortunate to have been able to have won clean... I have been robbed by drug cheats, but I am fortunate, I am here before you with more in my basket than the 12-year-old dreamed of.
"But for many genuine people out there who do ride clean, people with morals, many of these people have had to leave the sport with nothing after a lifetime of hard work.
"When Lance [Armstrong] cries on Oprah later this week and she passes him a tissue, spare a thought for all of those genuine people who walked away with no reward."
Lance Armstrong cannot expect to be redeemed after his brief TV confession. Names must be named.
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".
The self-flagellation makes for gripping television but it does not really amount to much in the long run.