Tyler Hamilton

Tyler Hamilton for Rock Racing during the 2009 Tour of California Prologue in Sacramento.

Tyler Hamilton of Rock Racing: 2009 Amgen Tour of California Prologue

Hamilton was scheduled to race in this week’s Vuelta Castilla y León stage race but pulled out because of bronchitis, according to Rock Racing. Francisco Mancebo took Hamilton’s place as team leader for Rock Racing.

Other nonsense that I originally published about Hamilton deleted, although it lives forever in the world of RSS.

28 Comments

  • Ben
    March 23, 2009 - 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Can't we just accept that a large number of pro athletes use performance enhancing drugs? The prohibition isn't working.

  • Ben
    March 23, 2009 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Can't we just accept that a large number of pro athletes use performance enhancing drugs? The prohibition isn't working.

  • joelprice.com
    March 23, 2009 - 1:22 pm | Permalink

    I would think if this rumor is true he will be banned for life. I hope it's not true.

  • joelprice.com
    March 23, 2009 - 8:22 pm | Permalink

    I would think if this rumor is true he will be banned for life. I hope it's not true.

  • joelprice.com
    March 23, 2009 - 1:58 pm | Permalink

    BTW if this rumor turns out to be not true. Kirk Flinte of Hincapie Sportswear will need to read "Twitter gets you fired in 140 characters or less" http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29796962/

  • joelprice.com
    March 23, 2009 - 8:58 pm | Permalink

    BTW if this rumor turns out to be not true. Kirk Flinte of Hincapie Sportswear will need to read "Twitter gets you fired in 140 characters or less" http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29796962/

  • Yokota Fritz
    March 23, 2009 - 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Kirk Flinte removed his tweet and replaced it with an inane comment about the weather.

    It's probably a baseless rumor. I just wanted an excuse for posting my photo of Tyler Hamilton here :-)

  • Yokota Fritz
    March 23, 2009 - 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Kirk Flinte removed his tweet and replaced it with an inane comment about the weather.It's probably a baseless rumor. I just wanted an excuse for posting my photo of Tyler Hamilton here :-)

  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2009 - 2:33 pm | Permalink

    All cycling race results should be regarded as "preliminary". They become "official" only when the drug test results are in.

    This is why I have given up on watching the races. The guy who crosses the finish line first could still be disqualified.

  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2009 - 9:33 pm | Permalink

    All cycling race results should be regarded as "preliminary". They become "official" only when the drug test results are in.This is why I have given up on watching the races. The guy who crosses the finish line first could still be disqualified.

  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2009 - 2:34 pm | Permalink

    guys like Hamilton should have been banned for life. Check out Bike Pure one of the world's largest anti-doping organizations for fans trying to help cycling. http://www.bikepure.org

  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2009 - 9:34 pm | Permalink

    guys like Hamilton should have been banned for life. Check out Bike Pure one of the world's largest anti-doping organizations for fans trying to help cycling. http://www.bikepure.org

  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2009 - 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Just a small correction: Hamilton was originally suspended for Homologous Blood Doping (injected someone else's red blood cells into his system) and not for EPO.

  • Anonymous
    March 23, 2009 - 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Just a small correction: Hamilton was originally suspended for Homologous Blood Doping (injected someone else's red blood cells into his system) and not for EPO.

  • Yokota Fritz
    March 23, 2009 - 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Anon, corrected. I've lost track though — he was positive for EPO somewhere, wasn't he?

  • Yokota Fritz
    March 24, 2009 - 12:03 am | Permalink

    Thanks Anon, corrected. I've lost track though — he was positive for EPO somewhere, wasn't he?

  • Gene
    March 23, 2009 - 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Repeating rumors is neither fair nor ethical. Works the same in cycling and politics. Is it worth potentially damaging a person's reputation to repeat stories with no basis in fact? Hamilton did the crime and served his time. He's starting over with a clean slate. If he gets nailed again, we'll find out from legitimate sources soon enough.

  • Gene
    March 24, 2009 - 1:49 am | Permalink

    Repeating rumors is neither fair nor ethical. Works the same in cycling and politics. Is it worth potentially damaging a person's reputation to repeat stories with no basis in fact? Hamilton did the crime and served his time. He's starting over with a clean slate. If he gets nailed again, we'll find out from legitimate sources soon enough.

  • Donna Tocci
    March 23, 2009 - 7:22 pm | Permalink

    "It's probably a baseless rumor. I just wanted an excuse for posting my photo of Tyler Hamilton here"

    I turn to this site for good nuggets of solid information. This is totally not something I expected here or on Twitter.

  • Donna Tocci
    March 24, 2009 - 2:22 am | Permalink

    "It's probably a baseless rumor. I just wanted an excuse for posting my photo of Tyler Hamilton here"I turn to this site for good nuggets of solid information. This is totally not something I expected here or on Twitter.

  • Anonymous
    March 25, 2009 - 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Lance Pharmstrong
    Frankie Andreu
    Roid Flandis
    Tyler Liar Hamilton
    Roberto Heras
    Ivan Basso
    Benoit Joachim
    Manuel Beltran
    Pavel Pardrnos

    All confirmed USPO/Discovery/Astana drug cheats.

    They all began doping before age 18!

    Pro cycling = Life sciences

  • Anonymous
    March 25, 2009 - 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Lance PharmstrongFrankie AndreuRoid FlandisTyler Liar HamiltonRoberto HerasIvan BassoBenoit JoachimManuel BeltranPavel PardrnosAll confirmed USPO/Discovery/Astana drug cheats.They all began doping before age 18!Pro cycling = Life sciences

  • James T.
    April 17, 2009 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I guess Kirk was right.

  • James T.
    April 17, 2009 - 9:13 pm | Permalink

    I guess Kirk was right.

  • Yokota Fritz
    April 17, 2009 - 10:00 pm | Permalink

    *sigh* Sad to hear that news today.

  • Yokota Fritz
    April 18, 2009 - 5:00 am | Permalink

    *sigh* Sad to hear that news today.

  • Anonymous
    April 18, 2009 - 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Too bad you bailed on your initial post. You were right all along.

  • Anonymous
    April 19, 2009 - 5:56 am | Permalink

    Too bad you bailed on your initial post. You were right all along.

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