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June 26, 2006

Hamilton among Operación Puerto names?

Velochimp | Don't Believe Tyler

Velochimp translates and amplifies an article from Tuttobiciweb.com (in Italian), itself a translation of a story from El Pais (in Spanish), that claims to document Tyler Hamilton's 2003 doping schedule, with a bill for products and services (43,500 euros in all).

According to the El Pais article, Hamilton used EPO daily for a few days in late 2002, then every other day until January 9th. On the 14th, time for a blood donation, saved for later use, then anabolic steroids starting January 24th. In March, Tyler was to ramp up HMG use as he tapered the anabolic steroids.

If the documents are genuine, Hamilton took Liege-Bastogne-Liege and then the Tour of Romandy 6 days to 2 weeks after a transfusion.

Hamilton then went back on EPO and steroids for May, in preparation for his 2003 Tour de France, when he broke his collarbone and took an epic, if tarnished, Stage 16 victory.


VeloNews | Paper says Hamilton implicated in Spanish investigation

Posted by Frank Steele on June 26, 2006 in Doping, Top Stories, Tyler Freaking Hamilton | Permalink


gee.. it's from bad to worse for little Tyler.
And a great big tragic fall. Too bad.

Posted by: vanni at Jun 27, 2006 7:28:18 PM

Ever since Tyler's bust I just felt like, if he's doing it, who isn't?

Posted by: noelle at Jun 29, 2006 12:56:05 PM