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6:15 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

'The Armstrong Lie' Reveals The Depth Of His Deception

A scene from "The Armstrong Lie." Star cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France wins after he was found to have taken performance-enhancing drugs.
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Lance Armstrong was once one of the Gods of cycling- overcoming cancer, winning seven consecutive Tour de France championships and establishing a monster charity effort in the process. But it all evaporated when he admitted to using performance enhancing drugs earlier this year. 

That story is told in the new documentary, The Armstrong Lie, which opens in theaters Friday. What was intended to be a tale of triumph, became the drama of a doping downfall. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney cycles through Armstrong's rise and fall. WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen previewed the film. 

GUESTS

  • Jared Bowen: WGBH's arts editor
  • Justin Spinelli: former competitive cyclist who raced with Armstrong from 2000 to 2007 and who admits having used performance-enhancing drugs.

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