Armstrong set for Hollywood

DISGRACED former cyclist Lance Armstrong, who last week admitted cheating his way to seven Tour de France titles, is set to be the subject of a Hollywood blockbuster by Star Trek director JJ Abrams.

Abrams, the man behind TV series Lost and box office hits Cloverfield, Super 8 and Mission Impossible 3, has bought the rights to produce the film verison of new book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong.

The Texan ended years of denials last week by confessing to using a cocktail of banned substances during the most successful years of his glittering and lucrative career.