BRADLEY Wiggins believes Lance Armstrong deserves everything he gets and dismissed the disgraced cyclist's claims of a clean return to the sport in 2009.
The 41-year-old's reputation has been left in tatters as a result of the interview, which Wiggins watched with his seven-year-old son, Ben.
Armstrong's doping has seen him stripped of all results from August 1, 1998, which resulted in Wiggins' finish in the 2009 Tour de France being upgraded from fourth to third.
The American claims he did not dope in the event which marked his return to competitive cycling, despite evidence to the contrary in the United States Anti-Doping Agency report which resulted in his downfall.
Like USADA, Wiggins, whose deceased father Gary used drugs when competing, does not believe Armstrong is telling the whole truth.
"I said I wasn't going to watch it - I was determined not to watch," he said. "Then I got home and I watched it.
"I was a fan of Lance Armstrong and I remember watching him win the worlds in '93 in Oslo.
"I was 13 then, then through 13 to 16 years of age watching him win those races.
"Then he got cancer and then he came back and won the Tour de France in '99 when I was 19 years of age on the track programme.
"I remember it was so inspirational at the time, having seen what he had come from - all those pictures of him with cancer and then he has won the Tour de France.
"I never had the opportunity to race with him in his prime and then raced with him through those years when he came back and I was fourth in the Tour and he was third.
"Part of me didn't want to watch it, the fan in me didn't want that perception of him to be broken as this amazing athlete.
"Then I had to watch it - I watched it with my seven-year-old son - so those initial questions, the yes, no answers, just watching him suddenly cave in after all those years of lying so convincingly - it was a lot of anger, a lot of sadness and slightly emotional.
"It was difficult to watch. My wife couldn't watch it, she walked out of the room.
"It was heartbreaking in some respects for the sport, but then the anger kicks in...the natural things that most people were thinking when they watched it.
"It's very difficult and then I have to explain to my son what it's all about.
"He's won the same race your dad's won, but by the end of the hour and a half I had the best feeling in the world about the whole thing.
"It was when he starts welling up about his 13-year-old son having to ask what's this all about.
"I will never have to have that conversation with my own son, his father has won the Tour clean.
"There was this element of being quite smug about the whole thing to be honest. Then I got quite 'you deserve everything you get' about it.
"In that hour and a half of watching the whole thing, the up and down of the emotions and by the end it was 'you deserve everything you get now' and feeling no sympathy whatsoever behind all the welling up and the tears.
"What upset me the most was about 2009/10 - I thought ,you lying b******.
"I can still remember going toe to toe with him and watching the man I saw on the top of Verbiers in 2009 to the man I saw on the top of Ventoux a week later when we were in doping control together. It wasn't the same bike rider.
"You only have to watch the videos of how the guy was riding. I don't believe anything that comes out of his mouth anymore."
Meanwhile, controversial trainer Michele Ferrari believes Armstrong could have won the Tour de France without having to resort to doping.
Ferrari was given a lifetime ban from professional sport by the USADA after being found guilty of anti-doping violations while cycling team consulting doctor with the United States Postal Service team, for which Armstrong rode between 1998 and 2004.
And he thinks the Texan did not have to resort to such measures.
"Lance Armstrong, during the recent interview, said that he didn't think he could have won all seven Tour de France's without using testosterone, EPO and blood transfusions," Ferrari wrote in a blog entry on his website.
"I think Lance is wrong.
"If his way of taking testosterone was the one reported by several team-mates (microdoses diluted in olive oil, under the tongue), this could not have more than a placebo effect.
"The amount absorbed with this mode of administration and dosage are negligible and certainly have no effect on performance or recovery."
Ferrari went on to claim that the effects of EPO and blood transfusions in the doses highlighted by the riders who testified to USADA could have been achieved with altitude training.
"EPO and auto-transfusions, always in the manner reported by teammates (micro-doses of EPO and 1-2 units of blood) correspond to an increase of Hb-mass by 5-10 per cent for an endurance athlete weighing 75 kg, who has 9-10 liters of blood," he wrote.
"Such increments of Hb-mass correspond to performance improvements in the order of 3-6 per cent.
"Equal increases in Hb-mass can be achieved with appropriate periods of altitude training."
Armstrong briefly discussed his relationship with Ferrari, who maintains his innocence, in last week's televised interview.
"Michele Ferrari is a good man and a smart man," said Armstrong, who denied the Italian doctor was the leader of the doping programme at US Postal.
"I'm not comfortable talking about other people."
Armstrong admitted that, in terms of the outside perception, his relationship with trainer Ferrari was "reckless".
He added: "There were plenty of other reckless things. That would be a very good way to characterise that period of my life."