Jake Gyllenhaal has taken over the role of cyclist Lance Armstrong in a new movie about the Tour de France champ's life, according to reports. Matt Damon was thought to be first choice to play the seven-time winner on the big screen, but Gyllenhaal has taken over and recent cycling training he has been doing with the sportsman is actually practice for the gruelling role, according to Moviehole.net. The pair were recently spotted hanging out at the French event and have also been seen pedalling in the Hollywood hills with another fitness fanatic star, Matthew Mcconaughey. Moviehole claims Damon pulled out of the film because of his busy schedule.