What they said

IOC President Jacques Rogge(right): The Armstrong affair comes as a real disappointment. The fact that this is all finally coming to light with some blatant evidence is of course shocking, but ultimately this will be a good thing for the sport of cycling.

UCI chief Pat McQuaid: Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling; he deserves to be forgotten.

USADA chief Travis Tygart: They simply are trying to divert attention away from their own failures in this whole sad saga…” (On UCI’s lack of support and its charge that the USADA had used incorrect and incomplete statements in its report)

WADA President John Fahey: There was a period of time in which the culture of cycling was that everybody doped… The administrators have to take some responsibility for that.

Former WADA chief Richard Pound: It could be a watershed moment — you hope that the UCI will stop trying to blame everyone else rather than themselves.

Bradley Wiggins, 2012 Tour de France winner: He is a stubborn man and I don’t think he is ever going to confess, he has too much to lose.

David Walsh, Sunday Times correspondent: It was pretty obvious to me that Armstrong was doping — not from any evidence I had but from the way he behaved.