Cycle of Lies

Cycle of Lies


The definitive account of Lance Armstrong's spectacular rise and fall.

In June 2013, when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas, downsizing in the face of multimillion-dollar lawsuits, Juliet Macur was there—talking to his girlfriend and children and listening to Armstrong's version of the truth. She was one of the few media members aside from Oprah Winfrey to be granted extended one-on-one access to the most famous pariah in sports.

At the center of Cycle of Lies is Armstrong himself, revealed through face-to-face interviews.

But this unfolding narrative is given depth and breadth by the firsthand accounts of more than one hundred witnesses, including family members whom Armstrong had long since turned his back on—the adoptive father who gave him the Armstrong name, a grandmother, an aunt. Perhaps most damning of all is the taped testimony of the late J.T. Neal, the most influential of Armstrong's many father figures, recorded in the final years of Neal's life as he lost his battle with cancer just as Armstrong gained fame for surviving the disease.

In the end, it was Armstrong's former friends, those who had once occupied the precious space of his inner circle, who betrayed him. They were the ones who dealt Armstrong his fatal blow by breaking the code of silence that shielded the public from the grim truth about the sport of cycling—and the grim truth about its golden boy, Armstrong.

Threading together the vivid and disparate voices of those with intimate knowledge of the private and public Armstrong, Macur weaves a comprehensive and unforgettably rich tapestry of one man's astonishing rise to global fame and fortune and his devastating fall from grace.

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  • 001 Cycle of Lies
    Duration: 32s
  • 002 Prologue
    Duration: 17min
  • 003 Part 1 Chapter 01
    Duration: 14min
  • 004 Chapter 02
    Duration: 25min
  • 005 Chapter 03
    Duration: 22min
  • 006 Part 2 Chapter 04
    Duration: 40min
  • 007 Chapter 05
    Duration: 17min
  • 008 Chapter 06
    Duration: 12min
  • 009 Chapter 07
    Duration: 18min
  • 010 Chapter 08
    Duration: 20min
  • 011 Chapter 09
    Duration: 18min
  • 012 Part 3 Chapter 10
    Duration: 48min
  • 013 Chapter 11
    Duration: 28min
  • 014 Chapter 12
    Duration: 18min
  • 015 Part 4 Chapter 13
    Duration: 30min
  • 016 Chapter 14
    Duration: 48min
  • 017 Part 5 Chapter 15
    Duration: 15min
  • 018 Chapter 16
    Duration: 41min
  • 019 Chapter 17
    Duration: 28min
  • 020 Chapter 18
    Duration: 26min
  • 021 Chapter 19
    Duration: 25min
  • 022 Chapter 20
    Duration: 25min
  • 023 Part 6 Chapter 21
    Duration: 15min
  • 024 Chapter 22
    Duration: 32min
  • 025 Chapter 23
    Duration: 25min
  • 026 Chapter 24
    Duration: 14min
  • 027 Chapter 25
    Duration: 36min
  • 028 Epilogue
    Duration: 18min
  • 029 Credits
    Duration: 50s
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