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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Did Tyler Cheat?

So the big question is.."Did Tyler cheat?" The facts are clearly stated in today's Velonews post.

"Hamilton is facing up to a two-year ban after a backup test taken at the Vuelta a EspaƱa confirmed an initial positive test that showed evidence of banned blood transfusions. Hamilton was allowed to keep his Olympic time trial gold medal despite failing an 'A' sample after testers inadvertently placed second 'B' blood samples in a deep freeze, rendering red blood cells unusable for follow-up tests.

Hamilton has vehemently denied he injected someone else's blood into his system and has promised to challenge the validity of the testing method to prove his innocence."

Unless there is foul play or a faulty test, as much as I don't want to, I have to rely on the facts as we know them. His reputation says that he didn't do it, I don't want to believe it and I hope he can clear his name. But for now, I think he did it.



At October 12, 2004 8:18 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

Hamilton did it... The only way this test is positive on one guy, three (actually 4, but oh,well...) times is if it works. Otherwise, someone is out to get him, and why him? He also said he got a transfusion during a minor surgery earlier this year. In other words, he DID NOT say that he didn't do it... he has an excuse... transfusions do not occur during minor surgery. He has no other stories so far, and so I'm thinking Millar, Meirhaeghe, Camenzind... and Hamilton, so who else??? Ask Lance when you see him next weekend...


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