WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Former cycling great Lance Armstrong admitted that he used EPO and blood doping during his racing days in his interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on Thursday night.
When Oprah asked whether Armstrong used EPO and blood transfusion during his racing days, the 41-year-old American gave definite "Yes" to her questions.
But he denied the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's accusation that he helped orchestrate a "most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program the sport has ever seen" while he rode for the U.S. Postal Service team.
"It was definitely professionaly, definitely smart but it was conservative...," said Armstrong.
Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life as the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a scathing report condemning him center of a "sophisticated" doping program while riding for the U.S. Postal Service Team and Discovery Channel team between 1998-2005.