Does Armstrong's Stripping Vindicate Hamilton?

Does the stripping of Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France wins change your perception of Tyler Hamilton?

It's been a tough couple of years for famed Marblehead cyclist Tyler Hamilton.

Earlier this month, he won at the Athens Olympics in 2004 after the IOC determined he had tested positive for a blood transfusion.

Last year, Hamilton made headlines when he and admitted to using performance enhancing substances and said he witnessed Lance Armstrong injecting EPO, a banned substance that increases a rider's red blood cell count, during the 1999 Tour de France, which Armstrong won.

The backlash from that controversial interview and at an appearance at in November, Hamilton declined to comment on that aspect of his career.

Late Thursday night, Armstrong issued a statement announcing that he would give up the fight against longstanding doping charges and the USADA immediately stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him for life from the sport of cycling, according to ESPN.

So, we have to ask - do you think this latest revelation means that Hamilton was telling the truth about Armstrong's indiscretions during his 60 Minutes interview? Does this change the way you look at Hamilton's admission?

Or do you think Armstrong's announcement simply means that he's tired of fighting the charges and he wants to get on with his life.

Let us know how you feel in the comments section below.

kathleen August 24, 2012 at 02:04 PM
So, will either of these men be returning the endorsement and appearance fees they received over the years since their big "wins"? I doubt that..which means of course That they have benefited from their cheating. No, I won't be buying any of their books... And what does this say about lance's great slogan LIVE STRONG?
Cindy Brown August 24, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Doping has been Pro cycling's dirty little secret. Tyler was brave enough to out the madness that top Pros were not only tempted to try to further their careers but were EXPECTED to do to enhance their performance for the sake of the team. There was extreme pressure to dope and to keep the secret. Outing Lance will help future stars of a wonderful sport to be able to compete without the pressure of putting their health on the line in order to compete.
wildwildwest007 August 24, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Let's not forget lance came back from cancer and I believe that he never used performance enhancing substances. I thought a few years ago he was found not guilty for using pes. It's a shame when someone becomes famous and then someone else has to bring them down. So let's go back and say Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan used pes. Both were great at their sport the high level of playing day in and day out. Like I said before lance never used pes the media is a pos. NEVER BELIEVE THE MEDIA
Henry Corley August 24, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Lance has done so much for cancer. The ideal word that so of you ladie are talking about does not exist. Lance did not invent doping. He is not the cause
joe rodriguez August 24, 2012 at 10:03 PM
tyler bottomline he does not get caught he keeps his trap shut that makes him more of ascum bag . i could give arats ass if armstrong doped there are cheeters in every walk of life from the white house on down . the gov should not have wasted the resources
Mo Dee August 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Tyler Hamilton is a whiner. Once he is caught as a cheater, he decides to take Lance down, too! What a jerk! No, this is not vindication for Hamilton. No way!
Laurie Fullerton August 27, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Tyler Hamilton answered the questions asked of him on 60 minutes about Lance Armstrong truthfully and it was clearly not his wish to lie anymore. I thought it was a brave interview... Lance got all the glory and Hamilton took the rap. I would say it is Armstrong's turn to tell the truth...
liamryan August 30, 2012 at 06:08 PM
No. He's a rat who only squealed after being caught.


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