Watching Lance Armstrong’s interview tonight was somewhat shocking even though many of us had already heard that it would be some type of confession. He flat out admitted to doping during pre-2005 cycling races and Tour de France races. This must come as some validation to the governing body of cycling named the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) who stripped Lance of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him from competitive cycling for life on October 22, 2012. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) also must be pleased to have at least a partial backing for some of their accusations in their “Reasoned Decision” regarding the disqualification and ineligibility of Lance due to doping during cycling that was published on October 10, 2012.
His potential legal woes after his chat with Ms. O will likely surround the issues of fraud and whether or not the Department of Justice is interested in pursing claims against Lance related to funds or money he might have received during his admitted doping period. I am sure that Lance has a team of attorneys and handlers that provided guidance and preparation for this Oprah interview and the potential ramifications, for Lance’s sake… only time will tell if the choice by either him or his handlers to do this interview was a good idea. Check out the video link below: