Lance, prior to his interview with Oprah, apologised to his staff, some of whom were in tears. “He had a private conversation with the staff, who have done the important work of the foundation for many years. It was a very sincere and heartfelt expression of regret over any stress that they've suffered over the course of the last few years as a result of the media attention," said Livestrong Foundation spokeswoman Katherine McLane, reported Reuters.
But one has to question the cyclist as why has he been denying about it for the past years stating that he was never involved in using drugs to improve upon his performance. What provoked him to admit it to Oprah, who is known to bring the emotional side of humans through her interview. One would assume that it is the same, which might have happened. But, it would not be surprising as well, if this was a well thought out plan by Armstrong to open up on Oprah's show, as he must have been guilty of holding the truth back for such a long time.
This piece of information has brought the sporting world to a standstill and those who have been protecting and supporting the cyclist till now have been embarrassed with the naked truth. As per various reports there are chances that the cyclist may make a personal apology to few of his close mates as well via phone.