Tyler Hamilton Looks Back At “Delinquent” Doping Days

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MIssoula, USA, March 18, 2013 (AFP) - "We were fully delinquents, if not criminals. If there was one product that we could almost not do without, it was EPO." So says former US pro-racer Tyler Hamilton, one-time US Postal teammate of Lance Armstrong and likewise caught up in the doping scandals which have wracked the sport. Hamilton won 2004 Olympic Gold but his doping saw him … [Read more...]

Eufemiano Fuentes Provided Tyler Hamilton A Doping Program

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Disgraced former American cyclist Tyler Hamilton claimed on Tuesday he was given performance enhancing drugs as well as blood transfusions by Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. Doctor Fuentes is the principal accused in the "Operacion Puerto" trial examining whether the blood transfusions he carried out on a number of high-profile cyclists endangered public health. Hamilton though … [Read more...]

Bruyneel To Write Book About Lance Armstrong Affair

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BRUSSELS, Jan 18, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's former team director Johan Bruyneel is set to present his version of events of the doping scandal that has enveloped cycling in a book, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Friday. According to the newspaper, Bruyneel wanted "to put everything into the right context and correct the false image that the USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency) … [Read more...]

Armstrong TV Confession A ‘Huge First Step’ For Tyler Hamilton

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WASHINGTON, Jan 18, 2013 (AFP) - Tyler Hamilton, a former teammate whose testimony helped lead to a life ban against Lance Armstrong, on Friday praised the fallen cycling star for the television interview in which he finally acknowledged cheating after years of denials. "I think it's a huge, huge first step for Lance Armstrong," Hamilton, one 11 former teammates to testify against the US … [Read more...]

Tyler Hamilton Takes Aim at Armstrong Over Doping

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LONDON, Sept 5, 2012 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong, branded a drug cheat by the US Anti-Doping Agency, has taken another battering from former teammate Tyler Hamilton, who has alleged institutional doping at the US Postal Service team. Hamilton made the claims in his book entitled "In The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups and Winning at All Costs", … [Read more...]

Ekimov Inherits Dope Cheat Tyler Hamilton’s Gold Medal

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LONDON, Aug 10, 2012 (AFP) - Russia's Viatcheslav Ekimov was finally awarded the 2004 Olympic Games cycling time trial gold medal on Friday, a year after dope-tainted winner Tyler Hamilton gave it up. An International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman said that America's Bobby Julich, who was third in Athens, will be handed the silver medal with Michael Rodgers of Australia taking … [Read more...]

Armstrong and Hamilton Share A Restaurant

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LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2011 (AFP) - Tyler Hamilton, who recently went public with his claim that Lance Armstrong doped, had an awkward encounter with the seven-time Tour de France champion at a Colorado restaurant at the weekend, US media reported. ESPN.com said Hamilton was unnerved enough by the incident to inform his lawyers, who told the sports website they had formally notified US … [Read more...]

Armstrong’s Attorneys Seek Apology From CBS

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2011 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's lawyers asked for an apology from US television network CBS on Wednesday for a report looking into doping allegations against the seven-time Tour de France champion. Attorney Elliot Peters denigrated last month's story on "60 Minutes", which centered on an interview with former Armstrong teammate Tyler Hamilton, in a letter to CBS News … [Read more...]

Hincapie States Armstrong Doping Report Weighing On Him

GREENVILLE, South Carolina, May 27, 2011 - Hometown hero George Hincapie says a television report of what he told a US grand jury about Lance Armstrong has weighed on his mind ahead of the US Pro Cycling Championships. Former Armstrong teammate Hincapie said nothing else on Friday regarding the report on the CBS show "60 Minutes" but added that he is trying to concentrate on the "good things … [Read more...]

New Armstrong Lawyer Rips Leaks In Doping Case

SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2011 - Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has hired two lawyers who won a legal victory in a baseball drug case over Jeff Novitzky, lead investigator in a federal probe of Armstrong. John Keker and Elliott Peters, based in San Francisco, had represented Major League Baseball's players union in an appeals court victory that said federal agents had no right … [Read more...]