“Lance and the Truth” by Quentin McDermott analyses the stories Armstrong did not reveal to Oprah Winfrey.
He’s a drug cheat, a bully and a liar who abused his best friends to keep a terrible secret, but has Lance Armstrong finally told the truth? The answer – almost certainly – is no.
This week Four Corners reporter Quentin McDermott lifts the lid on the stories Armstrong didn’t tell in his recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, including his efforts to discredit a three-time Tour de France winner. It also examines allegations of his involvement in bribing and race fixing, as well as drug taking. Travelling across the United States, Four Corners talks to the people who know Armstrong well, dissecting the cyclist’s so called “confession” and seeking answers to the questions that remain.
Why did Lance Armstrong challenge much of the evidence gathered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)? Why did he choose to defend a doping mastermind? Why has he stood by cycling’s world governing body, the UCI? And how will cycling recover from the devastation caused by Lance Armstrong?
Monday 4th February 2013 at 8.30pm on ABC1.