Lance Armstrong: Former Teammate Tyler Hamilton Claims Armstrong Used PEDs
Lance Armstrong Faces More Allegations Of Drug Use During His Career
Floyd Landis became one of the first of Lance Armstrong's former teammates to go on the record that and say that the seven-time Tour de France winner was doping during career. Now another former Armstrong teammate, Tyler Hamilton, has echoed that claim.
I saw (EPO) in his refrigerator .. I saw him inject it more than one time like we all did, like I did many, many times. (Armstrong) took what we all took ... the majority of the peloton. There was EPO ... testosterone ... a blood transfusion.
Hamilton also sent various media sources a letter talking about his own admitted steroid use during his career, via ESPN:
During my cycling career, I knowingly broke the rules. I used performance-enhancing drugs. I lied about it, over and over. Worst of all, I hurt people I care about. And while there are reasons for what I did -- reasons I hope you'll understand better after watching (60 Minutes) -- it doesn't excuse the fact that I did it all, and there's no way on earth to undo it.
There's likely going to be a steroid trial in Armstrong's future as more and more evidence comes to surface. Whether or not that'll be enough any of these allegations and evidence is strong enough to actually convict Armstrong remains to be seen.
Although Hamilton had a somewhat tainted career because of his use of PED's at this point, adding another former teammate to the list of Armstrong accusers just doesn't bode well for his defense.
Both Hamilton and Landis may have questionable credibility. However, the more we hear about the allegations against Armstrong, the more it just doesn't sound good for a guy that was once believed to be a true role model for the sport.
Now whether he's convicted or acquitted in a trial, there will always be a shadow of doubt cast upon his legacy.
It's just too bad.
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