Disgraced cyclist admits blood doping to Oprah Winfrey
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has confessed to Oprah that he was guilty of dopingPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
(KTNV) -- We know a lot more this morning about what disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong did and how he got away with it.
And, he is not done confessing.
Lots of questions were answered last night in the first minute of Oprah Winfrey's exclusive interview with Lance Armstrong.
Armstrong admitted that he used banned substances to help win all seven Tour de France victories.
He said that his "cocktail" of choice was banned testosterone, EPO and blood transfusions using his own boosted blood.
Armstrong told Oprah that he removed his own blood and re-injected it into his system weeks later to build strength.
He went on to say that he could not have won without the drugs.
Armstrong said he did not feel bad about it, didn't feel like it was cheating, and admitted to being a bully to his teammates.
Armstrong told Oprah that it all started to unravel when he tried for a comeback in 2009. He said that if he had not done that, he probably would have never been caught.
He said that he knew his fate was sealed when his longtime friend and training partner was forced to give him up to anti-doping authorities.
Armstrong will not face charges for lying under oath because the statue of limitations for criminal perjury has ran out.
But, he could face several civil lawsuits.