Trailer: Netflix’s Russian Cycling Cheat Doco “Icarus”

Following its win of the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award, Netflix has now released the trailer for Bryan Fogel‘s upcoming documentary “Icarus” which explores the depths that Russia’s Olympic team has gone to win medals.

Fogel, an amateur bike racer, embarked on his own journey of illegal doping in order to connect with renegade Russian scientist Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov – a pillar of his country’s ‘anti-doping’ program.

The pair grow closer despite shocking allegations that place Rodchenkov at the center of Russia’s state-sponsored Olympic doping program. The truth is more complex and when accusations of illegalities run to Russia’s highest chains of command, the two realize they hold the power to reveal the biggest international sports scandal in living memory.

“Icarus” comes to Netflix on August 4th.