Saturday, January 19, 2013
Marblehead native son Tyler Hamilton is making the rounds of the talk shows now that his former cycling teammate, Lance Armstrong, has come clean about using performance enhancing drugs.
Marblehead's Tyler Hamilton, a world-class cyclist, has long since fessed up to his use of performance enhancing drugs. But this week saw Hamilton's teammate Lance Armstrong finally admit to doing the same thing. Hamilton has been making the rounds of the talk shows discussing Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey. "It's nice to hear him finally own up to some of his faults," Hamilton told CNN's Piers Morgan on Friday. For the full interview, please visit the CNN Web site.
Friday, August 31, 2012
The details of Armstrong's alleged PED use will be released in Hamilton's tell-all book, scheduled to hit bookshelves next month.
Local cyclist Tyler Hamilton, who was stripped of his Athens gold medal earlier this month, claims Lance Armstrong gave him performance enhancing drugs and they did blood transfusions together in a book scheduled to be released next month. The allegations will be detailed in his book ‘‘The Secret Race. Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France, Doping, Cover-ups and Winning at All Costs,’’ which will be published Sept. 5, according to the Boston Globe. Last year, Hamilton made headlines when he appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes 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 …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Marblehead cyclist Tyler Hamilton will be stripped of his Athens gold medal.
Local cyclist Tyler Hamilton, who accused Lance Armstrong of doping in an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes last year, will be stripped of the gold medal he won in Athens in 2004. The IOC is reportedly set to strip Hamilton of the medals and award them to the next finisher, the Boston Globe reported today. Hamilton initially came under investigation by the IOC during the Athens olympic, when a doping sample indicated he had tested positive for a blood transfusion, according to the report. Hamilton reportedly tested positive a month later at the Spanish Vuelta and after serving a two-year suspension, he returned to cycling but tested positive again for a banned substance in 2009 and was banned from cycling for eight years. Marblehead Patch will…
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Olympian cyclist and Marblehead native Tyler Hamilton will be appearing at Fit Werx 2 in
Peabody Wednesday night to talk to fans about his career.
Fit Werx 2 co-owner Marty Miserandino says his specialty bicycle shop in downtown Peabody will be hosting Olympian cyclist and Marblehead native Tyler Hamilton tonight. Hamilton is scheduled to talk about his career, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Hamilton, 40, effectively retired from professional road cycling in 2009 when he was banned from the sport for eight years after failing an out-of-competition drug test. It was his second offense -- the first confirmed positive test was during the 2004 Vuelta a Espana after he had already won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Athens. Hamilton denied any use of performance enhancing drugs, however, on both occasions. The former pro returned to the public eye in …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Marblehead cyclists voice their opinion on Tyler Hamilton's recent confession that he used performance enhancing substances as well as the outing of fellow rider Lance Armstrong.
Marblehead native and world class cyclist, Tyler Hamilton, appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night, where he admitted using performance enhancing substances and announced that he would be returning the gold medal he earned at the Athens Olympics in 2004. In the same interview, Hamilton also implicated fellow cyclist Lance Armstrong and said he witnessed Armstrong injecting EPO, a banned substance that increases a rider's red blood cell count, during the 1999 Tour de France, which Armstrong won. Hamilton's admission, as well as the implication of Armstrong, has struck a chord among local cyclists. In a letter written to friends and family members on May 19th, Hamilton made an effort to prepare them for Sunday night's interview and the firestorm…