Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (Blu-ray) £5.99 (Prime) / £7.98 (non Prime) at Amazon
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Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (Blu-ray) £5.99 (Prime) / £7.98 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Featuring over 75 sources of archive material, Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story tells the intimate but explosive story of the man behind the greatest fraud in recent sporting history, a portrait of a man who stopped at nothing in pursuit of money, fame and success.

It reveals how Armstrong duped the world with his story of a miraculous recovery from cancer to become a sporting icon and a beacon of hope for cancer sufferers around the world. The film maps how Armstrong's cheating and bullying became more extreme and how a few brave souls fought back, until eventually their voices were heard. Director Alex Holmes tracks down some of his former friends and team members who reveal how his cheating was the centre of a grand conspiracy in which Armstrong and his backers sought to steal the Tour de France. Friends and fellow riders were brought into a dirty pact that no one could betray, lest the horrifying extent of complicity be revealed. But the former friends whose lives he destroyed would prove to be his nemesis, and help uncover one of the dirtiest scandals in sports history.

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Seems only fitting to cheat & download it via torrent (it’s what lance would want).

gabesdad2 h, 8 m ago

I always find the Lance Armstrong scandal one that's sad and full of …I always find the Lance Armstrong scandal one that's sad and full of hypocrisy on both sides. Yes, he cheated, which I don't condone, but then so many of the riders were using drugs in that era of cycling. Ultimately, even with the drugs, EPO, blood manipulation, etc., you still needed the physical and mental ability to haul yourself all that way across France, up and down mountains, time trials, and the rest to reach the finish line in Paris.Then again, Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault and Indurain were able to do that 5 times each without cheating, so what suddenly made things harder in the 90's and 00's? Money, sponsor pressures, ...?



This comment was a pleasant surprise.

The thing I take away from the Armstrong debacle was how much money the whole 'livestrong' movement raised for cancer treatment, nor would the charity bands which were so fashionable, have gained so much notoriety without him as a puppet.

Regarding the 90's and 00's, I still have my suspicions about Team Sky and the GB squad in general. That mysterious package given to wiggins where the records simply don't exist anymore, and the random tests (which are mandatory) that were not collected from Team Sky during the tour.

And how can Froome, who didn't win a single race that he entered all year, so suddenly come good and win the biggest and arguably the second biggest event in world cycling. My suspicions are hampering my enjoyment for the sport at this point and I've just stopped watching it.
Edited by: "BIGUSHEADUS" 3rd Oct
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I always find the Lance Armstrong scandal one that's sad and full of hypocrisy on both sides. Yes, he cheated, which I don't condone, but then so many of the riders were using drugs in that era of cycling. Ultimately, even with the drugs, EPO, blood manipulation, etc., you still needed the physical and mental ability to haul yourself all that way across France, up and down mountains, time trials, and the rest to reach the finish line in Paris.

Then again, Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault and Indurain were able to do that 5 times each without cheating, so what suddenly made things harder in the 90's and 00's? Money, sponsor pressures, ...?

Seems only fitting to cheat & download it via torrent (it’s what lance would want).

Drug Cheat.........the end.!!

gabesdad2 h, 8 m ago

I always find the Lance Armstrong scandal one that's sad and full of …I always find the Lance Armstrong scandal one that's sad and full of hypocrisy on both sides. Yes, he cheated, which I don't condone, but then so many of the riders were using drugs in that era of cycling. Ultimately, even with the drugs, EPO, blood manipulation, etc., you still needed the physical and mental ability to haul yourself all that way across France, up and down mountains, time trials, and the rest to reach the finish line in Paris.Then again, Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault and Indurain were able to do that 5 times each without cheating, so what suddenly made things harder in the 90's and 00's? Money, sponsor pressures, ...?



This comment was a pleasant surprise.

The thing I take away from the Armstrong debacle was how much money the whole 'livestrong' movement raised for cancer treatment, nor would the charity bands which were so fashionable, have gained so much notoriety without him as a puppet.

Regarding the 90's and 00's, I still have my suspicions about Team Sky and the GB squad in general. That mysterious package given to wiggins where the records simply don't exist anymore, and the random tests (which are mandatory) that were not collected from Team Sky during the tour.

And how can Froome, who didn't win a single race that he entered all year, so suddenly come good and win the biggest and arguably the second biggest event in world cycling. My suspicions are hampering my enjoyment for the sport at this point and I've just stopped watching it.
Edited by: "BIGUSHEADUS" 3rd Oct

gabesdad3 h, 24 m ago

I always find the Lance Armstrong scandal one that's sad and full of …I always find the Lance Armstrong scandal one that's sad and full of hypocrisy on both sides. Yes, he cheated, which I don't condone, but then so many of the riders were using drugs in that era of cycling. Ultimately, even with the drugs, EPO, blood manipulation, etc., you still needed the physical and mental ability to haul yourself all that way across France, up and down mountains, time trials, and the rest to reach the finish line in Paris.Then again, Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault and Indurain were able to do that 5 times each without cheating, so what suddenly made things harder in the 90's and 00's? Money, sponsor pressures, ...?


I'm not sure where to start, how about I start with your claim that certain people won five times without cheating, take another look,
And then take another look at pro sport, not just cycling but all Pro sport, people love to win.
And I'll think you'll find that people's distain for Lance doesn't primarily come from the fact he was cheating but from the way he continued the lie, what he needed to do to maintain it and how he treated people throughout the process.

gabesdad3 h, 35 m ago

I always find the Lance Armstrong scandal one that's sad and full of …I always find the Lance Armstrong scandal one that's sad and full of hypocrisy on both sides. Yes, he cheated, which I don't condone, but then so many of the riders were using drugs in that era of cycling. Ultimately, even with the drugs, EPO, blood manipulation, etc., you still needed the physical and mental ability to haul yourself all that way across France, up and down mountains, time trials, and the rest to reach the finish line in Paris.Then again, Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault and Indurain were able to do that 5 times each without cheating, so what suddenly made things harder in the 90's and 00's? Money, sponsor pressures, ...?



Jacques Anquetil of France never hid that he took drugs – a common practice at the time - and in a debate with a government minister on French television said that only a fool would imagine it was possible to ride Bordeaux–Paris on just water. He and other cyclists had to ride through "the cold, through heat waves, in the rain and in the mountains", and they had the right to treat themselves as they wished, he said in a television interview, before adding: "Leave me in peace; everybody takes dope."[36] There was implied acceptance of doping right to the top of the state: the president, Charles de Gaulle, said of Anquetil: "Doping? What doping? Did he or did he not make them play the Marseillaise [the French national anthem] abroad?"

You notice how he focused on one main tour to win the TDF and that's how he got away with it, if he'd use drugs continuously he would have been found out earlier.
There has been a problem with drug taking in cycling because of its extremes of endurance that I do not think any other mass sport gets near.
When drugs are taken continuously during the season and when ill they take to much toll on the body as Tommy Simpson and others found out.
Still with or without drugs no other cyclist can come near to Eddy Merckx possibly the greatest sportsman.

morrig2 h, 41 m ago

You notice how he focused on one main tour to win the TDF and that's how …You notice how he focused on one main tour to win the TDF and that's how he got away with it, if he'd use drugs continuously he would have been found out earlier.There has been a problem with drug taking in cycling because of its extremes of endurance that I do not think any other mass sport gets near.When drugs are taken continuously during the season and when ill they take to much toll on the body as Tommy Simpson and others found out.Still with or without drugs no other cyclist can come near to Eddy Merckx possibly the greatest sportsman.



So Eddie didn't take drugs...?
Just a quote from a newspaper article were he was questioned about drugs,
Merckx said that in his day there were “products that made you a little less tired.” Nowadays, he said, there are products that “make you better.”
Ha, wouldn't something that made you less tired make you better at cycling.
I'm not getting at Eddie , but let's cut the bullshiz, drugs are rife and always have been.
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