The furore over Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah, and by extension the world, that he used performance enhancing drugs and blood doping to help him win his seven Tour de France titles, says more about the mass ignorance that surrounds the issue than it does about the integrity of Lance Armstrong.
Machiavellianism is measured by personality tests and so called 'high Machs' - those who score high on Machiavellianism - are strategic long-term planners. Lance Armstrong has become famous for his apparently altruistic work with cancer charities - this echoes Jimmy Savile's extensive similar charitable pursuits.
If Armstrong names names, at the UCI or elsewhere, then those who at best turned a blind eye - and at worst colluded - during the sport's darkest days will find themselves held to account. If the World Anti Doping Agency allows for a 'truth and reconciliation' process to emerge from the fallout, then those who always avoid the bullet may finally be caught in the sights: