BBC iPlayer has acquired Lance, ESPN’s two-part documentary on controversial cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Directed by Marina Zenovich, the documentary retraces the remarkable rise and rapid fall of Armstrong, from the cycling hall of fame to the hall of infamy.
In candid interviews, Armstrong, his family, friends and former teammates recount his battle with cancer, his extraordinarily successful comeback to the sport, his multiple Tour de France victories, and the doping scandal that stripped him of them all.
The film also examines the wider problem of performance enhancing drugs in the sport.
Dan McGolpin, Controller of BBC iPlayer, said: “As the Tour de France comes to a close, BBC iPlayer is dropping this extraordinary documentary series about the race’s most famous competitor, with his own perspective and that of many others close to what really happened during the scandal that saw him stripped of his seven victories.”
Lance is now available on BBC iPlayer and will air on BBC Two at a later date.