After reading Tyler Hamilton’s The Secret Race last summer I realized that Lance Armstrong was a bully and a liar, but I had never expected him to confess all his doping sins. I was surprised how calm and emotionless he was during the interview with Oprah Winfrey, at least during the short part that I watched.
The next months and years will not be easy for him. First he lost all his Tour de France titles, then he lost his Olympic medal and now he lost his credibility. And he will face the financial consequences: he probably made sure the lawsuits won’t bankrupt him, but it will certainly hurt him a lot.
I don’t feel bad for Lance though. He made life hell for many of his fellow riders who confessed before him, now it’s time for him to face the consequences. He thought he could get away with everything he did, but in the end he realized that he was trapped and that even his political connections could not save him anymore. I think that’s the main reason he confessed. Hopefully this will make cycling a better sport.