The World According to Lance

Released 2012


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"Like a dead body in the basement," the truth about Lance Armstrong's cheating is out. In this explosive documentary, those who broke the "code of silence" to expose the seven times Tour de France Winner, reveal why they put their own lives and liberty on the line for cycling. They paint a portrait of Armstrong as a ruthless serial cheat - who not only used drugs but blood transfusions - and expected his team-mates to do the same. Revelations come thick and fast in this forensic analysis of the biggest sporting fraud ever. When insurers due to pay millions in bonus prize-money began to suspect Armstrong, they questioned him on camera under oath. Throughout his testimony Armstrong vows he has "never taken performance enhancing drugs". Lawyer Jeffrey Tillotson draws a different conclusion: "We think now the evidence clearly shows that Lance Armstrong was using performance enhancing drugs dating back to the beginning of his career. So those races were fixed." Former team-mate Frankie Andreu testifies to being at Armstrong's side when he was in hospital for testicular cancer, as he admitted to doctors he had used "EPO, testosterone, growth hormone and cortisone." It was a moment of candour Armstrong no doubt regretted. Two days after it was revealed he gave $1.5 million to the hospital. Armstrong testifies "I'm funding a chair for somebody who saved my life." But to his doubters it was the first step in a pattern of buying silence. Former team-mate Tyler Hamilton describes the "white lunch bags" containing the drug EPO, that doctors from the US Postal Service Team gave riders to boost their red blood cells. He says he and Armstrong injected after each stage of the Tour de France in the team van just metres away from fans. "You quickly just stuck it in, got rid of it. Give it to a team doctor to dispose." He says he and Armstrong re-infused their own blood to avoid detection in doping testmoreless

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