Before the fall

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Cyclist Levi Leipheimer competes in March in the first stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race in Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse, France. Leipheimer has been fired by the Omega Pharma-Quick Step cycling team after confessing to doping as part of the investigation that brought down Lance Armstrong.

Leipheimer profiled in documentary

Lance Armstrong is the highest-profile member of American professional cycling to be disgraced with allegations of doping.

Levi Leipheimer, a teammate of Armstrong’s, has raced the same courses Armstrong once dominated: the Tour de France, the Olympics and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. One week after his firing from the Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cycling Team, Leipheimer will make the movie screen thanks to NCM Fathom Events, Citizen Pictures and Bike Monkey. The Story of Levi Leipheimer: The Levi Effect will screen at 7:30p.m. Tuesday at Denton’s Cinemark 14, 2825 Wind River Lane.

The film follows Leipheimer, who left behind the mountains of Montana for a life of cramped hotels, endless traveling and grueling training. After years of struggling against the world’s top athletes, Leipheimer finally earned a spot in their ranks.

The Story of Levi Leipheimer was completed before the cyclist confessed to “doping,” which is the illegal practice of using performance-enhancing substances to excel in the sport.

Tickets cost $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors and $9.50 for children. For tickets and more information, visit .

— Lucinda Breeding


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