Doping excuses: 13 of the most brazen and bizarre

Tyler Hamilton in 2004
Tyler Hamilton or his twin? (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)

There have been countless doping cases in cycling over the years, from the biggest names in the sport down to riders hanging on at the bottom of the food chain. As such, we've seen all manner of reactions to a positive test.

There are those who deny, deny, deny; the rare cases who speak out or co-operate; and then there are those who come up with interesting excuses for their abnormal results.

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