August 30, 2014
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - Tour de France winner Andy Schleck said it is unlikely Lance Armstrong will fully admit using performance-enhancing drugs in his interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The Luxembourg rider, in Australia for the Tour Down Under, said "I don't think (Armstrong) goes there to say he's innocent and that he didn't do anything. It's been many years. For him it's not easy - the media, the pressure."
Schleck said he believed Armstrong had granted the interview to Winfrey "for a good reason. But if he confesses? We don't know."
It will be the first interview with Armstrong since his cycling career crumbled under the weight of a massive report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The report detailed accusations of drug use by Armstrong and teammates on his U.S. Postal Service teams.
The show will be broadcast Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. EST on OWN and Oprah.com.