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Hamilton's "doping diary" from 2003 published

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Cycling News
Published:
August 21, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:25 BST
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First Edition Cycling News for August 21, 2006

Tyler Hamilton allegedly used doping products, including EPO, growth hormones, testosterone and...

Tyler Hamilton allegedly used doping products, including EPO, growth hormones, testosterone and insulin, on 114 of the approximately 200 days of the 2003 cycling season, the Danish newspaper Politiken reported on Sunday

The newspaper cites the information out of a "doping diary" which was found among the papers of Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. In 2003, Hamilton finished fourth in the Tour de France, as captain of the Danish CSC Team.

According to the newspaper, the doping activities listed in the diary were so extensive, that a whole team of helpers had to be involved. Bjarne Riis, director of the CSC team, denies knowing anything about it, despite his close and frequent contact with Hamilton. "I would like to remind you that we live in hotels and not in a prison," he is quoted as saying. "When a stage is finished, the riders have their free time. Then they do want they want."

Hamilton's two year ban for blood doping is due to run out in September. He has been training and keeping his condition up, winning the non-sanctioned Mt. Washington Hill Climb race in the USA on Saturday.

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