Posted on Tue Jan 15, 2013 08:15 AM PDT
Lance Armstrong sat down with Oprah Winfrey for her show Oprah's Next Chapter to discuss his controversial cycling career and drug allegations. Winfrey calls it "the biggest interview I've ever done."
When asked if Armstrong, 41, admitted that he used performance enhancing drugs, Winfrey adds, "I would say he didn't come clean in the manner I expected. He was just ready. . . He had certainly prepared himself for this moment."
Just yesterday, the AP reported that Armstrong gave an "emotional" apology to his Livestrong staffers before taping the Oprah interview.
The International Cycling Union, which chose not to appeal the USADA's lifetime ban, stripped Armstrong of his record seven Tour victories.
The interview will air Thursday, January 17.
Report: Lance Armstrong Apologizes To Livestrong Staffers For Doping During Cycling Career - Jan 14, 2013
Lance Armstrong Plans To Admit Doping To Oprah Winfrey - Jan 12, 2013
Lance Armstrong Stripped Of All Seven Tour De France Titles - Oct 22, 2012
Lance Armstrong Fired By Nike, Steps Down From Livestrong Cancer Charity - Oct 17, 2012
Lance Armstrong Stripped Of All 7 Tour Titles, Banned From Cycling For Life By US Anti-Doping Agency - Aug 24, 2012