LANCE Armstrong’s doping confession in an interview with Oprah Winfrey has come a "little too late”, according to Nelson Mandela Bay cycling clubs. Added to the disappointment at witnessing the fall from grace of one of cycling’s role models and icons, clubs are also having to deal with a "negative vibe” from sponsors since Armstrong dropped his bombshell.
Theresa le Roux, of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Cycling Club, said Armstrong had taken too long to acknowledge publicly the wrong he had done, and it would be unfair to penalise other cyclists because of his actions.
"I hope the confession will not have too much of a negative impact because sponsors want to give their money to a clean code,” she said.
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