Speaking about Emma O'Reilly who was sued by Lance Armstrong after she made claims over a back-dates prescription to cover up a positive test for cortisone the disgraced cyclist said:
She's one of these people that I have to apologise to. She's one of these people who got run over, got bullied.
We sued so many people, I'm not sure...I'm sure we did. But I have reached out to her and tried to make those amends on my own.
In a wider comment on others that he has sued in the past Armstrong told Oprah Winfrey:
I'm sorry, and I was wrong, and you were right.
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.