Bradley Wiggins 'sad and angry' about Lance Armstrong

  • 25 January 2013
Bradley Wiggins: 'There's a lot of anger'

Cycling star Sir Bradley Wiggins has said he's sad and angry about Lance Armstrong's lies over using drugs to help him win.

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong finally admitted using drugs in a TV interview this month, after years of protesting his innocence.

Wiggins told BBC Sport: "There's a lot of anger, watching the interview. There was certainly some sadness.

"This was someone I admired for so long and looked up to."

Wiggins said he watched Armstrong's interview with US TV host Oprah Winfrey, with his seven-year-old son.

The Olympic champ said about Armstrong: "Just watching him lie for so long - so convincingly - to then just watch him cave in and say yes to all those first six questions.

"It was quite sad really, sad for the sport but then the anger kicks in as my son says, 'What are they talking about daddy?' and then I've got to explain to him, 'He won the race daddy won.'

"It's hard, what do you say?"

Wiggins became the first British winner of the Tour de France in July and was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's New Year honours list.