Lance Armstrong, the previous skilled bike owner and world-renowned athlete, claims in a brand new documentary he instructed “10,000 lies” over a six-year span to cowl up what would grow to be one probably the most controversial doping scandals in sports activities historical past.

In “Lance,” the new ESPN movie set to air on Sunday, Armstrong relives one of many darkest occasions in his profession when he lived within the shadows of fact behind his seven Tour de France titles from 1999-2005.

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“No person dopes and is trustworthy,” he mentioned throughout the movie, in line with USA At present.

“You’re not. The one method you possibly can dope and be trustworthy is that if no person ever asks you, which isn’t lifelike. The second anyone asks you, you lie. It is likely to be one lie since you reply it as soon as. Or in my case it is likely to be 10,000 lies since you reply it 10,000 occasions.”

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Armstrong, 48, turned a family title after surviving testicular most cancers and occurring to win the Tour de France seven straight years. However in 2013 he admitted to utilizing performance-enhancing medicine your entire time, regardless of years of denying allegations that he was doping.

“This movie is not only a re-hashing what we learn about what occurred, however an exploration of the who, the how, the why, expertly composed by an esteemed storyteller,” Libby Geist, vice chairman and govt producer for ESPN Movies and Authentic Content material, instructed USA At present.

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The primary a part of this two-part documentary will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.