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Lance Armstrong Talks Almost Getting Caught In Part One Of '30 For 30' Doc

Lance Armstrong Talks Almost Getting Caught In Part One Of '30 For 30' Doc.
May 26, 2020 - 16:45 / Anna Valenzuela Rosas

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.

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong receives an interview during an exhibition hosted by him and sportswear giant Nike in New York Oct. 30, 2009. 

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. 

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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."

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

Cyclist LANCE ARMSTRONG at the Lance Armstrong Foundation on Sep 17, 2009 in Austin, Texas, USA.

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."

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!