Friday 16th October will see the release of Stephen Frear‘s The Program in UK Cinemas ,which tells the true story of the rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent (cycling) history, Lance Armstrong. The film is inspired by David Walsh’s award-winning book “Seven Deadly Sins”.
The world needs heroes and Lance Armstrong was the ultimate sporting hero. Following a gruelling battle with cancer, Lance returned to his cycling career in 1999 more determined than ever and with his sights set firmly on winning the Tour de France. With the help of the infamous Italian physician Michele Ferrari and team director Johan Bruyneel, he developed the most sophisticated doping program in the history of the sport. This program allowed Lance and his American teammates to dominate the world of cycling, winning the Tour an unprecedented seven times.
However not everyone believed the fairytale…Sunday Times journalist, David Walsh, at first charmed by Lance’s charisma and talent, soon began to question whether the ‘world’s greatest athlete’ was ‘clean’. Walsh sought to unveil the truth, his ensuing battle with Armstrong risked his own career, ostracised him from the cycling community and cost his paper, The Sunday Times, hundreds of thousands in legal costs. But the indefatigable Walsh eventually uncovered the truth when a select few prepared to talk came forward, exposing one of the greatest deceptions of our time.
The Program features a stellar cast including Ben Foster (Lone Survivor), Chris O’Dowd (Calvary), Guillaume Canet (Tell No One) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad),in UK cinemas from 16th October.
Courtesy of Studiocanal we have 3 merchandise packs which include posters of The Program, a signed copy of David Walsh’s book ‘Seven Deadly Sins‘. Plus DVD Bundle which includes some of Studiocanal’s finest films such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Rush, The Wrestler and The Imitation Game. To win this fabulous prize please answer the following question…
Q.Who won the 2015 Tour De France?
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