The United Kingdom, 2014, Documentary, 1h 5 mins
A documentary made by the BBC4, tells the intimate but explosive story about the man behind the greatest fraud in recent sporting history, a portrait of a man who stopped at nothing in pursuit of money, fame and success. It reveals how Lance Armstrong duped the world with his story of miraculous recovery from cancer to become a sporting icon and beacon of hope for cancer sufferers around the world. The film maps how Armstrong's cheating and bullying became more extreme and how a few brave souls fought back until eventually their voices were heard. Director Alex Holmes tracks down some of his former friends and team members who reveal how his cheating was the center of a grand conspiracy in which Armstrong and his backers sought to steal the Tour de France. Friends and fellow riders were brought into a dirty pact that no one could betray, lest the horrifying extent of complicity would be revealed. But the former friends whose lives he destroyed would prove to be his nemesis, and help uncover one of the dirtiest scandals in sports history.
Director: Alex Holmes