Historic Overview Tyler Hamilton

Rider

Overall Rank327
NameTyler HAMILTON
Country
  United States
Date of birth01-Mar-1971 - Salem (Massachusetts)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Tyler Hamilton - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1995 Montgomery 100 332
2. 1996 US Postal Service 186 229
3. 1997 US Postal Service 143 294
4. 1998 US Postal Service 306 182
5. 1999 US Postal Service 741 67
6. 2000 US Postal Service 1174 33
7. 2001 US Postal Service 327 192
8. 2002 Team CSC - Tiscali 1237 22
9. 2003 Team CSC 2320 2
10. 2004 Phonak Hearing Systems 1570 13
11. 2007 Tinkoff Credit Systems 20 998
12. 2008 Rock Racing 78 578
Overall: 8202 327

Biography

Tyler Hamilton (born March 1, 1971) is an American former professional road bicycle racer. He is the only American rider to win one of the Five Monuments of Cycling. Hamilton became a professional cyclist in 1995 with the US Postal Service cycling team. He was a teammate of Lance Armstrong during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tours de France, where Armstrong won the Yellow jersey. He was a key asset for Armstrong, being a very good climber as well as time-trialist. Hamilton appeared at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2004, he won a gold medal at the individual time trial. The first doping test after his Olympic victory gave a positive result, but because the backup sample was frozen, no doping offence could be proven. After he failed further doping tests at the 2004 Vuelta a EspaƱa, Hamilton was suspended for two years from the sport.

Hamilton came back after his suspension and became national road race champion in 2008. In 2009, Hamilton failed a doping test again, and was banned for eight years, which effectively caused him to retire. In July 2010, he was subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in cycling. In May 2011, Hamilton admitted that he had used banned substances in competition, and returned his gold medal. In 2012, he co-authored a book The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs, which details his doping practices and experience in the world of cycling. On August 10, 2012 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stripped Hamilton of his 2004 gold medal.

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