In an interview Lance Armstrong was asked by Oprah Winfrey if he used the following doping measures - he answered "yes" to all of the following questions:
- "Did you ever use banned substances to enhance your cyclist performance."
- "Was one of those banned substances EPO."
- "Did you ever blood-dope or use use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance."
- "Did you ever use any other banned substances like testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone."
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.