His rise to fame began in 1999 with his first yellow jersey win at the Tour de France and continued for a record six more consecutive wins. For many, Lance Armstrong was once regarded as a cycling hero and one of the world's greatest athletes, all the while battling cancer. But his unbelievable achievements that inspired so many proved to be just that - unbelievable - and as quickly as Lance was hailed as king of the road, he now remains a liar, a cheater, a doper.
On Nov. 23, the fifth estate's Bob McKeown talked to insiders about the world of drug-use in cycling and examined Lance's career; the circumstances surrounding his use and how he kept the world in the dark for so long.
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the fifth estate airs Fridays at 9pm on CBC