Lance Armstrong was the most undefeatable champion in the history of sports. He lost a testicle to cancer, and then went on to win every Tour de France there ever was. When authorities were finally able to confirm that he’d managed to do it with the help of science and chemistry, it was a huge controversy (let’s forget for a minute that *everyone* in competitive cycling is either hopped up on drugs or crazy).
Here’s the official synopsis:
The film charts the thrilling rise of pro-cyclist Lance Armstrong through the 90s and early 2000s, battling cancer, as he and his fellow American teammates dominate and change the quintessentially European sport of cycling. Winning the Tour de France an unprecedented seven times, Lance retires as one of the great sporting heroes of our time, and worth millions of dollars. David Walsh, sports writer, is at first charmed by Lance’s charisma and talent. Seven Tours later, and ostracised by the cycling community for speaking out, he believes the world is being sold a lie. A lone voice, it is several years before Lance is exposed.
The Program opens in theaters and digitally on March 18th, but DirectTV will have it first a month before that.
Here’s the trailer for the first movie ever where the French win something (by declaring everyone else’s wins null and void). Viva La France!