17 Jan 2013

Oprah says Armstrong didn't come clean

12:26 pm on 17 January 2013

The American talk show host Oprah Winfrey says disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong did not come clean in the way she expected on whether he used performance-enhancing drugs in his cycling career.

Winfrey has recorded a lengthy interview with Armstrong, who has always vehemently denied using the drugs and had never tested positive to a doping test.

But the evidence against him has been overwhelming and pressure has been building on him to admit that he cheated.

USA Today reported that Armstrong had confessed to the doping in the interview with Winfrey, which will air later this week.

However Winfrey stopped short of confirming a confession and says she'll leave to others to decide if Armstrong had been contrite in the interview.

Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.