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Historic Overview Tyler Hamilton

Rider

Overall Rank367
NameTyler HAMILTON
Country
  United States
Date of birth01-Mar-1971 - Salem (Massachusetts)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Tyler Hamilton

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, taking Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2003. 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 general classification. 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 España, 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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Major Victories

Dauphiné Libéré 2000
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 2003
Tour de Romandie 2003, 2004
Tour of Qinghai Lake 2008
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 2000 (2)
Giro d'Italia - stages 2002 (1)
Ronde van Nederland - stages 2000 (1)
Tour de France - stages 2003 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2003 (1), 2004 (1)
Tour of Qinghai Lake - stages 2008 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 2004 (1)
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Seasons

Tyler Hamilton - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1994 Coors Light - Serotta 5 976
2. 1995 Montgomery Bell 103 343
3. 1996 US Postal Service Cycling Team - Montgomery Bell 218 230
4. 1997 US Postal Service 163 299
5. 1998 US Postal Service 378 163
6. 1999 US Postal Service 1001 55
7. 2000 US Postal Service 1404 27
8. 2001 US Postal Service 464 150
9. 2002 Team CSC - Tiscali 1590 17
10. 2003 Team CSC - Imax 2557 4
11. 2004 Phonak 1726 14
12. 2005 Elite without contract 5 1849
13. 2006 Elite without contract 5 1999
14. 2007 Tinkoff Credit Systems 20 1139
15. 2008 Rock Racing 83 592
16. 2009 Rock Racing 0 4437
Overall: 9722 367