Cycling’s Greatest Fraud: Lance Armstrong

Published on 21st February 2016 by

A 2012 National Geographic TV documentary about Lance Armstrong, once considered the greatest road racing cyclist in the world and now considered the sports greatest cheater in the sports history. Armstrong won an amazing 7 Tour De France titles, but later admitted that none of them were won clean, meaning that 7 honest athletes were denied the greatest honour in cycling.

The documentary tells us how he did it and the science behind the doping, it includes interviews from key members of his circle who give an insight into the lengths to which Armstrong went to hide his secret and protect his legacy. Science eventually caught up with him and he was stripped of all of his 7 Tour De France winners Jerseys, but he has no remorse for his actions.


If you want to learn more about the circumstances surrounding Armstrong’s downfall then consider reading the bestselling book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, written by Juliet Macur who was one of the few media members to be granted one-on-one to Armstrong as his drug use was exposed. It is available to purchase in paperback, hardback and kindle formats.

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