David Walsh is the sports writer for the Sunday Times who has long pursued the Lance Armstrong doping story.
He watched the interview with Oprah overnight and has tweeted his response to the admission from Armstrong that he did use performance enhancing drugs:
First reaction is Oprah began the interview brilliantly with her series of 'yes or no' questions. It felt good to hear him admit to doping.
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.