The second part of the Oprah Winfrey interview is set to air at 2am GMT, with further revelations expected on how his family have coped while the cyclist was challenged over doping allegations. Last night he admitted he had taken banned substances during all seven of his Tour de France wins.
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.