Video: 'I saw him inject it,' Tyler Hamilton tells CBS 60 Minutes that Armstrong used EPO
Posted May 20 2011 11:09am
"I saw it in his refrigerator, I saw him inject it more than one time," former Lance Armstrong teammate Tyler Hamilton tells Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes in an upcoming interview. "Like we all did, like I did many, many times."
The bombshell interview will be aired on 60 Minutes. In it Tyler Hamilton tells Pelly that he not only used Performance enhancing drugs, but that he also witnessed Armstrong use performance enhancing drugs on many occasions, including in 1999 when Armstrong, according to Hamilton, used EPO to win the first of his seven Tour de France victories.
"There was EPO...testosterone...a blood transfusion," Hamilton goes on to tell Pelley.
According to the LA Times , "Hamilton, 40, retired from cycling in 2009 after failing an out-of-competition drug test. The illegal substance, DHEA, was in an over-the-counter anti- depressant he had been taking. Hamilton had previously served a two-year suspension for a failed doping test.
According to ESPN , Hamilton sent a letter to friends and family in which he admitted to his own drug use during his cycling career. He said in the letter that he used performance-enhancing drugs and lied about it until testifying before a grand jury last summer."
Hamilton's revelations come a year after Floyd Landis, another Armstrong teammate also alleged that Armstrong used performance enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.
"20+ year career. 500 drug controls worldwide, in and out of competition. Never a failed test. I rest my case," Armstrong tweeted.