Lance Armstrong, disgraced former cyclist stripped of his seven consecutive Tour de France wins due to doping allegations, has given an exclusive interview about the controversy to talk show host and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, to be aired Thursday and Friday in a two-part series.
In a very special episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” Armstrong will discuss the accusations, his battle with Tour and other officials, and – as is widely rumored – possibly admit to steroid use throughout his career.
The two-part interview will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) at 9-10:30 PM ET/PT on Thursday, January 17th and Friday, January 18th at 9 PM ET/PT.
It will also be available via live feed on Oprah.com.
Oprah’s interview will be the first since Armstrong was stripped of his seven consecutive titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsements after the United States Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report alleging the renowned cyclist of abusing steroids and cheating for years. Since, the report, Armstrong has been banned from cycling competitively, and last year resigned from the chairmanship of his Livestrong anti-cancer foundation.