And so it happens. Hold on to your seats.
Armstrong set for tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey
Air date January 17
Lance Armstrong will give his first interview since being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles later this month when he appears on the 'Oprah's Next Chapter' program on her eponymous US cable television network.
The interview, which will go to air on January 17 will also be available simultaneously through the network's website.
Armstrong was the focus of the United States Anti-Doping Agency's investigation which labelled the US Postal team's operation as "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen" on October 10, 2012. USADA stripped Armstrong of all results from August 1, 1998 when he declined to contest charges of doping in late August and handed the Texan a lifetime ban all of which was later ratified by cycling's governing body, the UCI.
The 41-year-old will give the interview from his home in Texas.
A media release on Oprah.com said that "Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating, and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career."
Now Cyclingnews and others are calling this a tell-all interview, but I´d personally be a little more cautious. A full confession would get Armstrong into a bigger clusterfuck than he´s already in. That being said, not confessing would result in the weirdest interview ever. "That doping thing Oprah, it was all a witch-hunt. I'm really here to raise awareness for the fight against cancer."