Tyler hamilton started taking drugs, as he reveals in this gripping tell-all memoir, to give himself a shot at being part of a successful team it meant the difference between scraping a living on the fringes of the circuit and becoming rich not lance armstrong rich but non-sportsman rich when hamilton got. Us cyclist tyler hamilton, who was hoping to have chance at winning 2005 tour de france with lance armstrong expected to skip it, faces two year rihs, who suspended hamilton with pay, said he had spent $800,000 on hamilton's defense, hiring five scientists to study the blood-doping test and its.
Tyler hamilton (born march 1, 1971) is an american former professional road bicycle racer he is the only american rider to win one of the five monuments of cycling, taking liège–bastogne–liège in 2003 hamilton became a professional cyclist in 1995 with the us postal service cycling team he was a teammate of lance.
If cycling fans had any doubt as to the depth of doping during armstrong and hamilton's era, the level of detail provided by hamilton will, or at least should, cast that all aside the text is hamilton's words but the stories are backed up by extensive research by coyle, who states in the introduction that he. Last month, when the champion american cyclist tyler hamilton was accused of blood doping, or transfusing himself with another person's blood to increase his oxygen-carrying red cells, he offered a surprising defense: the small amount of different blood found mixed in with his own must have come from a.
Tyler hamilton's name is just as famous for his activities off the bike as it is for his achievements on them hamilton why doping is part of cycling's history however, as hamilton points out in his book, the secret race, the real game- changer was the introduction of erythropoietin (epo) in the mid-1980s.