Frankly - this may not be the most popular answer - but I think I deserve it [to be able to compete again], maybe not right now. But if you look at the situation, you look at the culture, and the sport, and you see the punishments. Okay you are trading my story for a sixth month suspension? That's what everybody got. So I got a death penalty (can never compete again). I am not saying that is unfair necessarily, but I am saying it is different.
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.