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Lance Armstrong Documentary

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Lance Armstrong is one of the greatest cyclists ever seen in the history of sports. But besides his unmatched skills in cycling, his love life has also made him quite controversial, especially after his alleged cheating.

On Sunday night, in a documentary series of ESPN’s 30 for 30, Armstrong was interviewed, and he mentioned almost everything, including his doping habit, war with cancer, and many others. All this has come out after Lance had earlier confessed to Oprah Winfrey about his addiction. His drug issues, together with the cheating scandals, made him lose his seven Tour de France titles. Everything was trending online, and the fans were eager to get every bit of it before they could wait for the second part of the documentary.

During the first part of the show, Lance and his colleagues shared with the public on how they began the doping habit. Lance said that he started on drugs when he was at the age of 21. He noted that after taking the stimulant, he ended up being the champion of the World Championship of 1993. But that was not all. This world champion also confessed to having forged his birth certificate to participate in a triathlon event. To qualify for the competition, you had to be 16, but since he was only 15, he felt the need to forge the certificates, and surprisingly enough, he won the triathlon.

Lance and cancer

Sadly enough, this controversial champion was diagnosed with cancer. During the off-season, he recalled that when he was at home, he began to feel pain in the testicle. He assumed the pain at first, but when it later worsened, and he began to cough blood, he went to see the doctor. That is, the doctor dropped the shock on him about having testicular cancer, and surgery was to be carried out in the next 24 hours.

It was a tough time for Lance since he had to battle with cancer. The cancer was moving to the brain, and the doctors were already losing hope on his survival. The doctors removed his testicle and then a brain surgery followed by chemo. Lance struggled with all this and managed to come out alive. 

The cause of the cancer

When asked about what caused cancer, Lance was unsure whether it was a result of doping or even something else. He said that in 1996 he used to do growth hormones, and he also came up with the idea of Lance Armstrong Foundation. Lance mentioned in part one of the documentary that at one time, the UCI discovered that cortisone was present in his samples. He however, insisted that he used the cortisone for sores. They let him go since they had heard about his recovery from cancer.

Lance’s women

In part one so far, Lance has only talked about Kristin Richard, his ex-wife, who mentioned the support she always offered to him. The rest are still to be told in the second part of the documentary, where he may or may not mention Sheryl Crow.

Of course, fans cannot wait for the second part of this exciting documentary to be released.

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