May 19, 2011

Tyler Hamilton Is Un American!

CBS News-- A former teammate of perhaps the world's greatest cyclist, Lance Armstrong, says he used banned performance-enhancing substances with Armstrong to cheat in pro races, including the Tour de France, the sport's ultimate event.
For the first time, former Armstrong teammate Tyler Hamilton reveals details to Scott Pelley never heard in public before of how and when he and some of the former members of the U.S. Postal Service team led by Armstrong used banned substances, including EPO and testosterone, to gain an advantage in races that Armstrong won.
Hamilton's interview is part of a six-month investigation by "60 Minutes" into doping on the cycling circuit and whether Armstrong has used banned substances - which he has steadfastly denied - a matter now under federal investigation.
The Pelley team's report will be broadcast on "60 Minutes" Sunday, May 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Hamilton, one of Armstrong's closest teammates and a champion cyclist in his own right, has previously denied using banned substances. He came forward to reveal secrets he thought he would harbor for years after he was subpoenaed by the grand jury in the federal investigation and forced to testify. "[Armstrong] took what we all took...the majority of the peloton," Hamilton says, referring to the tight group of bicycles and their riders in a race. "There was EPO...testosterone...a blood transfusion," he tells Pelley.
Hamilton says Armstrong used EPO, a drug that boosted endurance by increasing the amount of red blood cells in his body, to win the 1999 Tour de France, the race he won an astonishing seven times. "I saw [EPO] in his refrigerator...I saw him inject it more than one time like we all did, like I did many, many times."

First off, who the hell is Tyler Hamilton? I'm mean if you're not Lance Armstrong or some other Spanish guy who also took roids, then I have no clue who you are. Cyclists pissed me off enough whizzing past me on campus when I walked to class like a man.

But seriously, what kind of ass hole rats out the sports best athlete ever. So he roided up a bit. Big whoop. Take that to your grave.  Lance has been a figure of America beating those European pricks for more than a decade. Plus the whole I beat cancer then won 7 straight races with one testicle part. Now you go and run to the press because you want somebody to actually know who you are. Thanks a lot Tyler Hamilton. Now we all know who you are. You are the guy who ratted out the face of American endurance in not only in sports but beating life threatening cancer. Props to you.

Snitches get Stitches... or at least that's what I learned growing up in my upper-middle class neighborhood.

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