April 18, 2005

Hamilton Banned Two Years

An addendum to today's post: U.S. cyclist and 2004 Olympic time trial gold medallist Tyler Hamilton has lost his doping arbitration case (decision here). Hamilton will serve a two-year ban based on a test result from the 2004 Vuelta a España. Hamilton's test showed indications of blood doping, although he still maintains that the test is flawed and that he is innocent. He will appeal to the international CAS, which is his last resort.

Hamilton had a similar test result at the Olympics, but was allowed to keep his gold medal when his B sample was destroyed before it could be tested.

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