Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffmann is reported to be appearing in the forthcoming movie about Lance Armstrong being directed by Leicester-born Stephen Frears.
Based on the David Walsh book, Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong, Hoffman is said to be joining the currently untitled project once the European shoot finishes and production moves to the United States, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Lance Armstrong apologises to Christophe Bassons - but Betsy Andreu labels 'Tour of Redemption' a sham
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has apologised to Christophe Bassons, the French rider frozen out of the sport after raising doubts over his performance in the 1999 Tour de France – the first of the seven straight victories in the race that the American was stripped of last year. But Betsy Andreu, wife of Armstrong's former team mate Frankie Andreu, says his current charm offensive is a charade.
The disgraced former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong has responded over Twitter to a provocative call-out by two-time Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack.
McCormack 40, who also won the International Triathlon Union World Cup Series in 1997, challenged Armstrong to a one-on-one race in the Texan's hometown of Austin.
The challenge appeared to strike a note with Armstrong who responded on his Twitter timeline last night.
Johan Bruyneel, manager of the US Postal Service and Discovery Channel teams on all seven of Lance Armstrong’s seven Tour de France victories from 1999 to 2005, has said he is finished with cycling.
The Belgian, who was reunited with Armstrong at Astana when the latter came out of retirement in 2009, both moving on to the new RadioShack team the following season, broke the news in a video interview with Luxembourg-based TV channel, RTL.
Lance Armstrong has avoided having to give a deposition under oath in a case relating to bonuses paid to him following three of the seven Tour de France victories he was stripped of last year – by reaching an out-of-court settlement with the insurance company that was suing him.
Acceptance Insurance Company was seeking to recover $3 million paid in bonuses that it had insured for Armstrong’s first three wins in the race, from 1999 to 2001.
Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen claims he has nothing to hide and says that Lance Armstrong’s claim that he helped cover up a positive drugs test at the 1999 Tour de France is a “ridiculous story.”
Armstrong made the allegation in an interview published by the Daily Mail on Monday.
A federal judge in the United States has strongly hinted that he is unlikely to dismiss a lawsuit brought against Lance Armstrong and others by the disgraced cyclist’s former team-mate, Floyd Landis.
Landis, who won the Tour de France in 2006 only to be stripped of that title due to his own doping, took advantage of whistleblower legislation to file the lawsuit under the False Claims Act in 2010. The Department of Justice joined the action in February this year.
Lance Armstrong has said that former UCI president Hein Verbruggen helped devise the plan to produce a backdated – and bogus – prescription for a saddle sore cream after the American cyclist tested positive for a corticosteroid during the 1999 Tour de France.
It’s the first time that the former US Postal Service rider, who won that year’s edition of the race, has publicly stated that the senior UCI staff were involved in helping him cover up his doping, something he, and Verbruggen, have vehemently denied in the past.
UCI president Brian Cookson and his counterpart at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have agreed the “broad terms” of a Commission of Inquiry that will address “the historical doping problems in cycling.” Cookson hopes that Lance Armstrong may play a part in it, but United States Anti-Doping Agency USADA) CEO Travis Tygart says the American’s apparent willingness to talk “is a little late.”
Lance Armstrong believes he has not been treated fairly in the aftermath of being found by the United States Anti-Doping Agency to have masterminded “the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme sport has ever seen”.
Armstrong told the BBC World Service’s Tim Franks that he had suffered “massive personal loss” while others who had confessed to doping “have truly capitalised on this story”.