Lance Armstrong has said that severing all ties with his Livestrong Foundation was his most humbling moment.
That was the most humbling moment. To get that call - two parts. One: step as chairman, but stay on the board - stay involved. [But] that wasn't enough for the people, for our supporters. Then a couple of weeks later the next call came - 'we need you to step aside'. It was the best thing for the organisation, but it hurt like hell. That was the lowest.
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.