AUSTIN (KXAN/AP) - Nelo's Cycles bike shop is having a viewing party for Lance Armstrong's highly anticipated Thursday interview with Oprah on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
It happens from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., where beer and pizza are also up for grabs at the Northwest Austin shop. In addition, Nelo's Cycles is raffling off $5 tickets for gear from BMC , Assos , Skratchlabs and a grand prize of an autographed poster of Armstrong's friend George Hincapie.
Nelo's Cycles is located at 8108 Mesa Drive, suite #105B. This is between Spicewood Springs Road and Steck Avenue on the west side of Mesa Drive between The Mesa Ranch Restaurant and Bluebonnet Pools -- across the street from Mirabelle Restaurant.
Where can I catch the Armstrong interview?
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network Channel in Austin
- AT&T U-verse Austin – Channel 256
- DIRECTV Austin – Channel 279
- DISH Network Austin – Channel 189
- Grande Communications Austin – Channel 59 & 62
- Time Warner Cable Austin – Channel 225
Armstrong said Wednesday that viewers can judge for themselves how candid he was in his interview with Oprah.
"I left it all on the table with her and when it airs the people can decide," he said in a text message to The Associated Press.
Armstrong responded to a report in the New York Daily News, citing an unidentified source, that he was not contrite when he acknowledged during Monday's taping with Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
He's also held conversations with U.S. anti-doping officials, touching off speculation that the team leader who demanded loyalty from others soon may face some very tough choices himself: whether to cooperate and name those who aided, knew about or helped cover up a sophisticated doping ring that Armstrong ran on his tour-winning U.S. Postal Service squads.
"I have no idea what the future holds other than me holding my kids," he said.
Armstrong's interview with Winfrey won't begin airing until Thursday night, but already some people want to hear more — under oath — before he's allowed to compete again in elite triathlons, a sport he returned to after retiring from cycling in 2011. In addition to stripping him of all seven of his Tour de France titles last year, anti-doping officials banned Armstrong for life from sanctioned events.
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