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Tyler Hamilton, time to man up. Support Floyd.

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Animal said:
You're both in the same boat. Nothing to lose, the respect of all cycling fans to gain which surely is more important than money?

Spill the beans!

Come on Tyler. You can really redeem yourself here.

THIS WOULD BE TOO EPIC: Tyler+Floyd vs The Hog+Pharmstrong.

Heavyweight (flyweight) tagteam title match of the century!!!
 
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kurtinsc said:
Somehow I doubt Hamilton wants to do anything to bring his own doping past back into the public eye.

Hard to say what goes on in this man's psyche. He must deal with the losses internally everyday, just like Floyd, he lost tons of money, his wife, his sick house up on Sunshine Canyon, respect, ect...

I would really really give him a lot of respect for finally coming clean, and Flands has broken the ice, so I hope reason finally prevails in his mind.
 
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Rip:30 said:
Hard to say what goes on in this man's psyche. He must deal with the losses internally everyday, just like Floyd, he lost tons of money, his wife, his sick house up on Sunshine Canyon, respect, ect...

I would really really give him a lot of respect for finally coming clean, and Flands has broken the ice, so I hope reason finally prevails in his mind.

He's seemed to be very quiet since his ban though. While I don't know, it apears as if he moved on from his pro-cycling career.

I guess it depends on if he wants to re-open old wounds or still nurses some grudges. But I think there are others who'd be more likely candidates to open up on Lance then Hamilton.
 
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advils said:
Tyler Hamilton is making money as a cycling and triathlon coach. I don't think he wants to throw that "career" away.

It amazes me that people would pay this guy for coaching.

Personally, I'd be more likely to hire him (for anything) if he comes clean.
 
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Tyler Hamilton is making money as a cycling and triathlon coach. I don't think he wants to throw that "career" away.

It could help him. He is not doing himself any favors by continuing to deny when everyone knows he is lying. Look at all the crap that Matty Reed took on when it was revealed that he was using Hamilton as a cycling coach. By explaining how pro cycling has a systemic doping problem, he can explain to people that he was not one of the few black sheep who were doping but that the whole flock is made up of black sheep. It would help his reputation.
 
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red_flanders said:
He's just not as reckless as Floyd. I don't think he's got the guts to come clean.

Good point. Only time will tell though.

Floyd is one badass in my eyes for doing this! So punk rock. I'd buy him a beer or six anytime.
 
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red_flanders said:
He's just not as reckless as Floyd. I don't think he's got the guts to come clean.

Ty did allude to coming clean at one point in the not so distant past though...

He mentioned a "cycling mafia" and that he would write a "tell all book".

No idea where the link to that statement is though??
 
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Why anybody would respect somebody for narcing out somebody else for something that happened many years ago - especially when the narc is the worst abuser of all - is beyond me. Anybody who thinks Hamilton personally or the sport generally has something to gain by him making accusastions now is a fool.
 
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Why anybody would respect somebody for narcing out somebody else for something that happened many years ago - especially when the narc is the worst abuser of all - is beyond me. Anybody who thinks Hamilton personally or the sport generally has something to gain by him making accusastions now is a fool.

This isn't high school. "Narcing" on someone is an idiotic idea concocted by the mind of a juvenile. Grow up.
 
Yea right! In less than a day the spin coming out from UCI, WADA, LA, JB, Andy Rhis is that FL is a bitter/non-credible sad puppy.
Furthermore unless FL has incontrovertible evidence this is going nowhere. And if he doesn't, FL is NOT putting a nail in the coffin but nailing himself to the cross.
Sadly while me, you and the next person may think the peloton is rife with "go fast". He could in part or entirely be making this up to.
 
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Yea right! In less than a day the spin coming out from UCI, WADA, LA, JB, Andy Rhis is that FL is a bitter/non-credible sad puppy.
Furthermore unless FL has incontrovertible evidence this is going nowhere. And if he doesn't, FL is NOT putting a nail in the coffin but nailing himself to the cross.
Sadly while me, you and the next person may think the peloton is rife with "go fast". He could in part or entirely be making this up to.

Do you follow cycling news?

I mean AT F*UCKING ALL??!!

How many doping cases have there been in the last 3 months?
 
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Flandis! Flandis! Flandis!

This statement totally redeemed Landis in my book. And I -DO- think it takes guts to stand up against the UCI and Pharmstrong. They have the cash and the people. This will get ugly and I think Landis is very aware of that but still he decided to put himself through it all again.

I doubt that he single handed could really make a difference but at least he has taken the lead. If someone follows, who knows what will happen? So what about it Ty?
 
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Flandis! Flandis! Flandis!

This statement totally redeemed Landis in my book. And I -DO- think it takes guts to stand up against the UCI and Pharmstrong. They have the cash and the people. This will get ugly and I think Landis is very aware of that but still he decided to put himself through it all again.

I doubt that he single handed could really make a difference but at least he has taken the lead. If someone follows, who knows what will happen? So what about it Ty?

It's going to take someone with more credibility than Tyler and Floyd, combined. Hard evidence ala' the syringes allegedly used to inject Clemens will be necessary and they'd have to be under lock and key. Even that evidence would take years to introduce to any legal proceedings. As an example: where's the perjurous Clemens now? Not doing any time for lying to the Congress of the United States. He's also not playing ball so I guess that's something.
 
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Animal said:
You're both in the same boat. Nothing to lose, the respect of all cycling fans to gain which surely is more important than money?

Spill the beans!

more important than money? maybe when you can buy groceries with respect. how about a cash for confessions fundraiser?
 

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I think Tyler is in the same boat as Floyd - never actually SEEN Lance dope.

Sure, Lance probably encouraged Tyler to dope.
"Everyone is doing it"


Probably very few guys/gals have actually seen Lance stick the needle in his arm.
 
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hfer07 said:
At this point, probably Tyler has been already warned/apprached by the Hog & LA entourage-and considering the disgrace he faced for his last conviction, I doubt he's less likely up to put his name on this mess
did StrongArm sleep with Haven when Tyler was away, which is a story going 'round the traps. Any man worth his salt would like to get a little revenge.
 
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I'd be hugely surprised if Tyler admitted to anything, or got involved with this (unless put on the stand) for two of reason.

1) Lawyers bills. Tyler isn't broke like Landis. He owns his home. He doesn't want to involved in litigation. And there could be a lot of litigation going on soon. You don't want to get into a legal battle with a very rich guy.

2) Tyler has something to lose--his Olympic gold and his standing as the only American to win a major classic. If he admits to doping, he loses a pretty impressive palmares. We may all write his victories off as drug tainted, but at this point his name is still in record books as winning those races.

I think it would be great for the sport, and for Tyler, if he nutted up and told the truth, but I don't see it happening.