THE ARMSTRONG LIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Alex Gibney. Lance Armstrong is something of a modern American hero. A former teenage cycling champion and cancer survivor he won an unprecedented seven consecutive Tours de France before retiring from the sport in 2005. However, his achievements were always surrounded by whispers of banned substances, illegal drugs and blood transfusions aimed at sustaining his endurance during the most famous and gruelling of bicycle races. But Armstrong was always able to use his wealth, power and celebrity status to deflect these rumours Continue reading