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How to watch 30 for 30: Lance Armstrong documentary

Joe Robinson
1 Jun 2020

A guide on where to watch the new Lance Armstrong documentary and and how to do it

The 30 for 30: Lance Armstrong documentary is the latest retelling of cycling's most infamous story with part one of this two-part series catching headlines all of last week.

Following from the mega-success of 'The Last Dance' series about Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls basketball team, this is ESPN's newest documentary on one of the most infamous sporting characters of the 1990s and 2000s, Lance Armstrong.

The former seven-time Tour de France champion is now regarded as a disgraced doping cheat who was the poster boy for the sport's darkest period. Although while many of us plead for him to be forgotten, his name and his story still bring big box-office appeal.

Part one of the documentary was met with a mixed reaction. While some new revelations were unveiled - such as Armstrong's claim he first doped aged 21 - it seemed as if Armstrong's promise of 'telling the truth' could be wishful thinking and it went too easy on him.

However, it does feel as if part two of the documentary has set up for a bombshell or two to drop regarding this murky period in the sport's history.

The documentary also has some pretty incredible access to Lance and those closest to him during that period while also pulling upon the great knowledge of journalists and other professional riders involved during the time.

Below is how you can watch the 30 for 30: Lance Armstrong documentary in the UK.

How to watch on BT Sport player

Both parts of the 30 for 30: Lance Armstrong documentary have been put onto the BT Sport player thanks to their connection to American broadcaster ESPN.

Currently, part one of the documentary is available to watch on catch up while part two will be streamed onto the app from 21:30 on Monday 1st June.

There are multiple payment options for how to access, from as little as £15 per month.

We recommend the monthly pass that costs £25. There is no contract so you can cancel at any time. Plus, it will give you full access to BT Sport for the next 30 days allowing you to watch other returning sport such as English and German football.

To sign up to the BT Sport Player, click here.

How to watch on ESPN

The documentary was originally aired on ESPN and both parts of the documentary can be accessed here.

You can start with a seven-day free trial before purchasing an access package of £9.99 per month that covers all ESPN channels. With this you can watch almost all American sport, the recent 'Last Dance' Michael Jordan series and even the previous 30 for 30 documentary on Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault.

How to watch on television

The second part of the Armstrong documentary will be aired on BT Sport on Monday 1st June from 21:30 to 23:30.

BT Sport is a 'paid-for' channel and there are multiple ways to access. If you have a BT internet package, you can add it on to that existing package for as little as £15 per month.

Alternatively, you opt for the 'Big Sport' package at £40 per month that grants access to BT Sport as well as the 11 Sky Sports channels.

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