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Texas Monthly Recommends: A Nuanced Documentary on Lance Armstrong
If Netflix’s The Last Dance left you craving another deep dive into a complicated sporting legend, then ESPN’s Lance is worth a watch. Directed by Marina Zenovich, the two-part documentary tracks the Plano native from his competitive roots in Austin through his battle with testicular cancer, his seven consecutive Tour de France wins, and the superstardom that followed, as well as the stain with which his legacy will always be smeared: his doping. For years, Armstrong beat the denial drum (“I can only assert my innocence,” he told Texas Monthly in 2001) so it’s easy to write him off as a cheat. What’s harder is to consider how Armstrong, like everyone, is more than his worst deed. He’s both a stigma-fighting cancer survivor and a…View Original Post