Doping in sport is widespread and shows little sign of abating. Athletes are dropping out of the Rio Olympics like flies. Maria Sharapova was banned for two years after testing positive for meldonium; a Romanian kayaking team failed their drug test, disqualifying them pending further investigations; and the International Olympic Committee announced that they could ban up to 31 athletes from competing because retests of their samples collected during the 2008 Beijing Olympics indicated the presence of banned substances. If the trend continues, the Rio Olympics could be the Olympics with the lowest number of delegations in recent history.
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Tyler Hamilton, the ex-teammate of Lance Armstrong during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tour de France where Armstrong won the Yellow jersey, has declared that he believes Chris Froome of Team Sky won the 2013 Tour de France riding clean.
Continue reading Tyler Hamilton: Chris Froome is a true winner of the Tour de France
Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, has admitted that during his career he received blood-doping treatment from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, for the first time. According to an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a German magazine published Saturday.
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According to reports published on cyclingnews today, 5-time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain and his Banesto team worked with Dr. Francesco Conconi in the nineties.
Continue reading Is Miguel Indurain another Tour de France winner who doped?
Paul Kimmage, journalist and former pro cyclist, has doubts about Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky, suggests that their dominance at Tour de France 2012 is suspicious.
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Tyler Hamilton‘s book, “The Secret Race” won William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize for 2012, becoming the third cycling book to win the prestigious British prize.
Continue reading Tyler Hamilton’s “The Secret Race” wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize
Lance Armstrong’s former US Postal teammates Leipheimer, Vande Velde, Zabriskie, Danielson, Barry and Hincapie suspended by USADA (US Anti Doping Agency) for six months, and disqualified some of their past results.
Continue reading USADA Banned Six Former Armstrong US Postal Teammates
Tyler Hamilton was a teammate of banned cyclist Lance Armstrong during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tour de France where Armstrong won the Yellow jersey. According to the forthcoming book of Hamilton, “The Secret Race”, Armstrong built an elaborate doping program within his Tour de France teams and hid his corruption from the adoring public through intimidation, lies and sabotage.
Continue reading Tyler Hamilton’s book “The Secret Race” has been published.