Lance Armstrong Talks Almost Getting Caught In Part One Of '30 For 30' Doc
Love him or hate him, Lance Armstrong's story is incredibly interesting. In the first installment of the new 30 For 30 documentary Lance opens up about hair raising moments before he was exposed.
30 For 30's New Docu-series Lance
The new 30 For 30 docu-series Lance is impossible to tear your eyes away from. He is being asked very straightforward questions by the producers and Lance seems to give equally straightforward answers even if they make him look even worse.
At one point he was asked about his scary bout with cancer and if he believed his pushing the limits with doping and growth hormones are what caused his cancer he replied "I don't know the answer to that. I don't want to say no because I don't think that's right either."
"I don't know the answer to that."— ESPN (@espn) May 25, 2020
—Lance Armstrong when asked if he thought he got cancer because of doping pic.twitter.com/Fo3YnIJtow
He spoke of when he first realized something was wrong when during the off-season he felt testicular pain that he ignored, assuming it was due to spending so much time on his bike. Then he began to cough up terrifying amounts of blood forcing him to see a doctor who found advanced testicular cancer and scheduled surgery within 24 hours.
Lance Armstrong's Close Call
Upon his return to cycling he immediately began doping again. The interviewer asked if it was a difficult decision for him to take EPO again after facing death and Lance easily responded with "No."
"The sport went from low octane doping, which has always existed, to this really high-octane rocket fuel." pic.twitter.com/IhxBjJJFJe— 30 for 30 (@30for30) May 25, 2020
At one point the fraudulent Tour de France winner was almost caught when one of his urine test samples came back positive for cortisone. Cortisone was permitted as a cream but not for injecting, like Lance was doing and he spoke of what a terrifying moment it was when he had to claim he only used it on his skin. The Union Cycliste Internationale chose to believe Lance's lie due to his battle with cancer.
Part 2 of Lance airs on Sunday May 31st!
The complexity. The drama.— 30 for 30 (@30for30) May 25, 2020
LANCE, Part 2 premieres Sunday, May 31 at 9 PM ET on ESPN pic.twitter.com/FADgCs66r9