When Alex Gibney set out to film Lance Armstrong’s comeback to professional cycling in 2009, little did the documentary maker know how Armstrong’s story would eventually pan out.

Originally titled The Road Back, Gibney had to re-write and re-edit his work as the story changed – and gave the film a new title, The Armstrong Lie.

It’s a damning portrait of Armstrong as he fights his way back into the pro peloton, fending off allegations of doping with lie after lie. Then Armstrong comes clean to Oprah Winfrey, admitting to a career of taking banned substances and blood doping culminating in the stripping of all seven Tour de France titles.

As well as stark interviews with Armstrong pre- and post-confession, The Armstrong Lie also talks to those around him that played a part in Armstrong’s life – including former friends Frankie and Betsy Andreau, trainer Michele Ferrari and former team-mate Jonathan Vaughters.

The film is set to be released in November, and the official theatrical trailer has been released. Click on the play button below to watch the trailer.

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  • Wina

    That’s easy: torrents!

  • Anch

    Does it really matter where the profits are going? If you are that concerned don’t go see it, simples…..

  • William Hirst

    I have just got a really decent,lightweight well vented Giro helmet with the name livestrong on it off ebay for only £20. Thanks to Lance, I got a bargain which I do believe makes up for him dragging the sport that I love through the s**t.

  • stepho

    Is he getting any money from this? If so, unilateral boycott from me.

  • Geoff

    Armstrong wins again, we all pay more money to see more lies.

  • Ken Evans

    It wasn’t just the doping, but the abusive personality. So many riders have taken dope, but few have been such a complete ******* (use any term you choose).

  • Geoff

    Looks bloody brilliant, any idea where it will be shown? its being shown at the BFI this month but nothing down yer in the west country

  • Ed

    Where are the profits of this movie going to?