Director: Marina Zenovich
Screenwriters: P.G. Morgan, Marina Zenovich

Institute History

  • 2020 Sundance Film Festival


Lance Armstrong’s string of seven consecutive Tour de France victories between 1999 and 2005 is one of the most improbable accomplishments in the history of cycling. The crown jewel of the sport, this grueling test of endurance requires extraordinary stamina and physical acumen. Armstrong was already a divisive figure for his brash attitude and tenacious competitive spirit when allegations of doping threatened to tarnish his remarkable success. Buoyed by his fans, he was resolute in maintaining his innocence. In 2012, he finally admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs as part of what the United States Anti-Doping Agency called “the most sophisticated doping program in sports history.” Stripped of his achievements and banned from the sport he loved, Armstrong turned into a pariah and a public punching bag.

With extensive access to Armstrong and his family, teammates, friends, and enemies, director Marina Zenovich skillfully conducts a powerful study of a celebrity who fell spectacularly—and very publicly—from grace.

The Sundance Film Festival is excited to present this ESPN two-part film in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with producer/director Marina Zenovich.

— A.M.

Screening Details

  • Section: Special Events
  • Film Type: Episodic
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Language: English and French/Italian
  • Run Time: 201 min.
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