Lance reviewed

Jun 12, 12:30 PM
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe return for the first time since the conclusion of Our Giro.

A couple of months ago we reviewed the Netflix documentary about the Movistar team, The Least Expected Day. Grab the popcorn because in this episode, we discuss the new ESPN 30 for 30 film directed by Marina Zenovich, Lance.

Is this another step on the path to redemption for Lance Armstrong? Or is it an attempt by him to cast his doping in a more favourable light?

Everyone is familiar with the story of Armstrong's doping and the seven Tour de France titles he was stripped of after his confession to Oprah. So is there anything new to learn from the film?

We also speak to Zenovich herself about making the film and hear from Bob Hamman, owner of a company called SCA Promotions which played a key role in the rise and fall of Armstrong.

In the next couple of weeks we will do a press conference episode where we answer your questions. To ask us anything you like about Our Giro or professional cycling, record a voice memo on your phone and then send it to us by email to

We have teamed up with Katusha to produce The Cycling Podcast Collection. The launch range is a cycling jersey and a t-shirt in both men's and women's cuts. To check out the range go to our website.

The latest episode of Mitch Docker's series features his EF Education First sports director Tom Southam.

Our first film, And So We Rode… is available for Friends of the Podcast to watch now. This is the story of Larry Warbasse and Conor Dunne packing their bags and going on a bikepacking trip in the French and Italian Alps after their pro team Aqua Blue Sport folded mid-season. It costs £15 to sign up as a Friend of the Podcast and you will be able to watch the film as well as listen to all our special episodes.

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