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Filmmaker, disillusioned, slows Armstrong documentary's roll ★★ 1/2
A lying sack of sponsorship, world champion cyclist Lance Armstrong at his peak successfully beat back accusations from the "haters" (his word) in the press, and his rivals on the circuit, regarding his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. On the way up the mountain of fame, and millions, the Texas native with the brash, reckless confidence was diagnosed with cancer in 1996. He underwent testicular and brain surgery and punishing chemotherapy. He warded off cancer, though, and in 1998 returned to racing until his 2005 retirement. In 2008 he ventured back to cycling and had in his sights the 2009 Tour de France.
November 14, 2013