Riis threat to Hamilton film

A film company's plans to reshoot some footage of Tyler Hamilton's 2003 Tour de France exploits migh

A film company's plans to reshoot some footage of Tyler Hamilton's 2003 Tour de France exploits migh
PICTURE BY TIM DE WAELE According to the Danish BT newspaper, if Tyler Hamilton's B-test produces another positive result for blood doping, his former team manager at CSC, Bjarne Riis, is set to stop planned filming with the American in the CSC jersey. During last year's Tour de France, Hamilton was followed by an American film crew but as some of the footage was not satisfactory the plan was to reconstruct part of the 16th stage, which Hamilton won. Hovever, Riis isn't now willing to allow the filming to go ahead if Hamilton is found guilty of a doping offence. "We'll just wait and see what happens in the coming days. But if Tyler receives a doping sentence I don't think it would be appropriate for him to ride in our colours again. That means the film company will have to settle with the footage they got last year," Riis told BT.
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