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.
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, Hamilton was stripped of the gold medal 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 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 Armstrong won. The backlash from that controversial interview followed Hamilton home and at an appearance at Fit Werx bike shop in Peabody in November, Hamilton declined to comment on that aspect of his career. Late…