DENVER– As former cycling champion Lance Armstrong prepares to meet with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview, Colorado cycling fans are interested to find out what the celebrity athlete will say about doping allegations.
“I think a lot of us drank the Kool-Aid with Lance,” said cyclist Mark Hornet in an interview on Saturday.
Armstrong, who was recently stripped of his previous seven Tour de France wins, has remained quiet about the doping allegations in recent months.
The interview, which will be taped in Austin and broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Thursday, is expected to discuss the accusations that Armstrong used performance enhancing drugs and other illegal methods to secure wins.
“We’re ready to turn the page and this will hopefully be the final page and we’ll move on,” said one Colorado cyclist, who was ready for the attention to be focused on the sport and not the controversy.
Late Friday, USA Today reported that Armstrong will be candid about the accusations, and could apologize once and for all for previous drug use.