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.
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.