Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Lance Armstrong: The Greatest Fraud in Sporting History

This is the story of Lance Armstrong, the man who came back from cancer to win seven Tour de France titles - and then lost them all after being exposed as the centre of "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen". This is the greatest fraud in sporting history.

As the Tour de France Reporter for BBC Radio Sheffield, I've produced, scripted and edited a programme on Lance Armstrong for our Cycle Heaven programme.

This involved interviewing 3-time winner of the Tour de France Greg LeMond on how his life was a made a misery because he dared to question Lance Armstrong. 

I spoke to David Walsh, the Sunday Times journalist, who showed Armstrong was doping while other reporters were duped by the American.

I interviewed Armstrong’s former team-mate Jamie Burrow in his first interview since Lance was stripped of his Tour de France titles.

And I got an interview with the man who was commissioned by Sony to make a behind-the-scenes film about Lance Armstrong's comeback from retirement at the 2009 Tour de France. Alex Gibney and Oprah Winfrey are the only people to have interviewed Armstrong since he was exposed as a serial cheat.

You can see photos of the men I interviewed here.

1 comment:

  1. Fraud,liar,cheat.Hope killer of all those that believed and duped by a self centered ego maniac.