Lance Armstrong interview provokes little sympathy

Lance Armstrong

Now that Lance Armstrong has confessed to what most people already knew, sports officials want to know more.

Many believe Armstrong's televised interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs on his way to seven Tour de France titles, did not go far enough.

He didn't name names. He didn't say who supplied him, what officials were involved, WADA President John Fahey told The Associated Press on Friday.

My feeling after watching the interview is that he indicated that he probably would not have gotten caught if he hadn't returned to the sport Fahey added.If he was looking for redemption, he didn't succeed in getting that.

After refuting doping allegations ever since he won his first Tour de France in 1999, Armstrong admitted on Thursday that he used the blood-booster EPO, testosterone and blood doping at least since the mid-1990s. He has been stripped of all the titles and banned from competing for life following a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report that detailed his cheating.

Wer're left wanting more. We have to know more about the system,Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme told the AP. ``He couldn't have done it alone. We have to know who in his entourage helped him to do this

Amid a long interview in which he came clean on doping throughout his seven tour titles, he said he wasn't cheating when he returned to ride in the 2009 and 10 Tours.

Pierre Bordry, the head of the French Anti-Doping Agency from 2005-10, said there was nothing to guarantee that Armstrong isn't still lying and protecting others.

He''s going in the right direction but with really small steps,Bordry told the AP in a telephone interview. ``He needs to bring his testimony about the environment and the people who helped him. He should do it before an independent commission or before USADA and that would no doubt help the future of cycling.

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