Just five years after he took up competitive cycling, he was world champion. Three years later, he was fighting for his life.
Lance Armstrong became famous as an American athlete in a sport dominated by Europeans. But it was his highly publicised battle with cancer that made him a hero. 'Biography' follows the brash Texan from his angry childhood to his record-breaking sixth consecutive Tour de France victory in 2004, victories that were shared with cancer victims and survivors worldwide.
In probing interviews, Lance talks about how he fought the disease, while his mother, friends, teammates and rivals offer intimate insights into his personality, both on the race course and off it.
Interspersed with footage of his greatest victories, this is a moving portrait of an athlete who has fought back from the brink to transcend his sport.