Live coverage: Armstrong opens up to Oprah, part two

Millions of people watched the first instalment of the Armstrong interview.
Millions of people watched the first instalment of the Armstrong interview.

With the world absorbing Lance Armstrong's doping confessions, what more will be revealed by the disgraced superstar in the second intsalment of this extraordinary media event?

Ratings for the first part of Oprah's interview with Lance Armstrong were predictably massive.

Fairfax media cycling expert Rupert Guinness says "the ramifications and fallout from his interview with Winfrey will be far-reaching".

"This story is not just a doping story, but a human story extending beyond sport, considering the litany of lives that have been left in tatters because of it."

Samantha Lane points out that Armstrong made it clear he would not have confessed to anything if he had not been caught.

Age chief sport writer Greg Baum points out that battling cancer is not a sporting contest, with "winners" and "losers", Armstrong is still taking us all for a ride.

Senior sportswriter Richard Hinds says Armstrong's chilling demeanour revealed the disgraced champion in all his cold, calculated glory. "A man with such callous disregard for others, you would not be surprised if he requested chianti and fava beans in the green room."

World No.1 tennis player and Australian Open favourite Novak Djokovic was unequivocal in condemning Armstrong's doping and its effect on world sport after winning on centre court on Friday.

TV writer Michael Idato analyses the interview, part one, saying it was "carefully choreographed".

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