Tyler Hamilton, whose ban for blood doping runs out on September 22, wins on Saturday. But Danish ne
PIC BY TDWSPORT.COM Tyler Hamilton’s two-year ban for blood doping ends on September 22, just two days before the world championship road race in Salzburg, Austria, in which he hopes to compete. On Saturday, Hamilton won the Mount Washington Hillclimb in New Hampshire, USA – which, as a non-UCI event, he was allowed to race. But the following day, in the Sunday edition of Danish newspaper Politiken, new claims were made, which detail the American rider’s alleged drug use during the 2003 season – while riding for CSC – after the newspaper acquired a ‘doping calendar’, which the Spanish police, the Guardia Civil, obtained as part of the Operacion Puerto investigation into doping in cycling in Spain. EPO, growth hormone, testosterone and insulin are attributed to rider ‘4142’, used over a period of 114 days in just a seven-month period in 2003. The same rider was due to receive two blood transfusions during that year’s Tour de France, according to the calendar. It is alleged that the code name ‘4142’ was used by Hamilton – by both the Spanish police and by Politiken, who came to the conclusion by comparing the American’s race calendar and results with the obtained calendar.