Embattled Cycling Chiefs Strongly Deny Armstrong Doping Cover-Up

Written by: Justin Davis PARIS, May 22, 2011 - World cycling chiefs have vehemently denied covering up a positive drugs test by retired cycling champion Lance Armstrong, following claims by disgraced former cyclist Tyler Hamilton. Seven-time Tour de France champion Armstrong is currently weathering the storm of a US federal investigation into claims that his former team US Postal … [Read more...]

Ex Armstrong Teammate Lashes Out Again

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2011 - Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong was part of a sophisticated doping program according to a former teammate who testified before a grand jury investigating the US cycling icon. In an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS television's "60 Minutes", admitted dope cheat Tyler Hamilton detailed what he told a Los Angeles grand jury and said team and world … [Read more...]

SHUT UP ALREADY!

So Tyler Hamilton decides now that he is going to return his Olympic Gold Medal. He now has also decided that he just cannot hold it in any longer. Yes, he says, it is true. My buddy Floyd told you and now I am. That is after 60 Minutes (the TV show) pays me to tell you. “I saw it in his refrigerator,” Hamilton told the American news program in the interview to air Sunday. “I saw … [Read more...]

Hincapie Joins Growing List of Riders Stating Armstrong Doped

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LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2011 - George Hincapie has added his name to the list of ex-Lance Armstrong teammates who say they saw the embattled American cycling hero use performance-enhancing drugs, CBS News reported Friday. The American news program "60 Minutes" reported that Armstrong's former US Postal teammate Hincapie told US federal investigators that he witnessed the seven-time Tour de … [Read more...]

Hamilton Returns His Doping Tainted Olympic Gold Medal

LOS ANGELES, California, May 20, 2011 (AFP) - Tyler Hamilton, who has accused seven-time former Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong of doping, on Friday handed back his 2004 Olympic Games gold medal, the US anti-doping agency (USADA) said. "As stated by the IOC, I can confirm that Tyler Hamilton has given his gold medal from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to USADA and that we will … [Read more...]

Hamilton Claims He Saw Armstorng Inject EPO

LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2011 -Lance Armstrong's former teammate Tyler Hamilton claims he saw the embattled seven-time Tour de France winner use EPO the first year he won the race in 1999, CBS News reported on Thursday. Hamilton told 60 Minutes host Scott Pelley that he witnessed Armstrong using EPO (erythropoietin), which is designed to increase endurance by boosting production of red … [Read more...]

Ex-Teammate Says Armstrong Encouraged Doping

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NEW YORK- A former teammate of Lance Armstrong has reportedly backed claims by disgraced cycling champion Floyd Landis that Armstrong took part in and encouraged doping within the US Postal team. A New York Times report said an ex-teammate of Armstrong, who wished to remain anonymous, had spoken with investigators detailing "some of his own drug use, as well as the widespread cheating that … [Read more...]

American Cyclist Hamilton Subpoenaed For Grand Jury

NEW YORK, July 23, 2010 (AFP) - Former American cyclist Tyler Hamilton, who was a teammate of Lance Armstrong, has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury looking into the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Hamilton's lawyer Chris Manderson told the American media Friday that Hamilton would co-operate with the grand jury. Manderson did not say if it has anything to do Hamilton's … [Read more...]

WADA Seeks Lifetime Ban On Drugs Cheat Hamilton

GENEVA, July 16, 2009 (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency has appealed against an eight-year doping suspension US authorities imposed on one-time Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton, demanding a lifetime ban instead. The international Court of Arbitration of Sport said in a statement on Thursday that WADA was asking it set aside the decision by the US Anti-Doping Agency last month. … [Read more...]

Two Time Doper Tyler Hamilton Accepts His Eight Year Ban

One-time Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton has accepted an eight-year doping ban, marking the end of a career tarnished by drugs. The US Anti-Doping Agency meted out the penalty on Tuesday, two months after Hamilton admitted taking a product to battle depression that contained a steroid. "I took a banned substance so I need to take whatever penalty they will give me and move … [Read more...]