Lance Armstrong Accused of Doping Again
Lance Armstrong has been hit with another allegation of doping, this time from former teammate and Athens Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton.
In an interview set to air Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Hamilton admitted that he, Armstrong, and other teammates on the U.S. Postal Team used banned substances during the late 1990s to early 2000s. Hamilton said he saw Armstrong inject EPO or erythropoietin several times while they were teammates, including in 1999, when Armstrong won the first of his seven-straight Tour de France titles. “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,” said Hamilton, who won the individual time trial gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Armstrong quickly denied the latest doping allegations leveled against him, saying via Twitter that he never failed a drug test during his more than two-decade cycling career. “20+ year career. 500 drug controls worldwide, in and out of competition. Never a failed test. I rest my case,” the 40-year-old Armstrong tweeted.