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Tyler Hamilton – Victim or Villain?

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This interview was first published in December 2009, but in light of current events, we thought it would be interesting to re-read it and compare it’s contents with what’s in Tyler’s book ‘The Secret Race‘. Tyler Hamilton – Victim or Villain?

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Now that the initial furore has died down following the shocking news of Tyler Hamilton’s positive doping test, VeloVeritas thought we should hear what the man himself has to say. It took us a long time and a lot of patience, but eventually he came back to us with the answers to our questions.

Back from a two year suspension for failing a drugs test after a Vuelta time trial win – a further ‘positive’ from his winning ride in the Olympic time trial championships was rendered null and void due to improper storage of the ‘B’ sample – it looked like all of his demons were behind him in 2008, as he took the US Pro title and the prestigious Qinghai Lakes stage race in China. And then early this year came the news that had us all shaking our heads; anoth