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Less than 24 hours removed from Oprah Winfrey's worldwide exclusive interview with Lance Armstrong, on Friday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Tyler Hamilton to share his reaction to Thursday evening's revealing conversation.
Seated across from Morgan while the pair reviewed video from the evening before, Armstrong's former teammate offered his initial sentiments:
"It's nice to hear him finally own up to some of his faults."
Though the man who won seven Tour de France titles - all while doping, as he admitted to Winfrey last night - did come clean to a certain degree, Morgan felt there was an overall lack of contrition:
"He didn't seem very apologetic, throughout the interview, to me," said the host.
Hamilton indicated his Armstrong's demeanor in the interview was entirely within character:
"He's never been one to be super apologetic. I don't ever think he apologized back in the day when we were teammates for a whole lot of anything, really," explained the man stripped of his 2004 Olympic gold medal for his own doping use. "He doesn't show a lot of emotion. Last night I did see – for Lance Armstrong – quite a bit of emotion...by his standards."
As the original interview aired on OWN Thursday, Morgan anchored his own show live, breaking in with video of Armstrong's first-ever admission.
Seeing the clip for the first time, only moments after it was broadcast around the world, the man who had openly criticized the cyclist many times before, offered his analysis:
"Lance Armstrong's stunning confession tonight. There' no other way to describe that. That was one of the biggest mea culpa U-turns I have ever seen in the history of sport," said Morgan. "You're talking about a man who when he won seven Tour de Frances was one of the greatest champions in American sporting history now confessing he'd never have won any of them if he hadn't been a cheat and doped himself up with all sorts of illegal substances."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interview, as Hamilton and Morgan reviewed Winfrey's riveting sit-down interview with the man who may go down as the biggest fraud in the history of sports.
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