"The Secret Race" Continues
September 28, 2012, 1:43 pm
A few weeks ago John had Writer Daniel Coyle on the show to discuss his book "The Secret Race". Joining Canzano today on the Bald Faced Truth is Co-Author of that novel and former pro cyclist, Tyler Hamilton.
Tyler is very open and candid with John from the beginning of the interview, going as far as to tell the story of his first doping experience.
"I started in 1997 sort of on the B team. When I started getting invited up to the A team, so to speak, that’s when the doctors approached me to take testosterone for the first time. As hard a decision as it was, it was a little bit exciting. I thought to myself, 'Wow, I'm being invited into the inner circle.'"
In a moment of seriousness, John asks Tyler the question everyone wants to know. Has he ever doped with Lance Armstrong?
"Yes. We did. We shot EPO, we took testosterone together. We even transfused blood together. It's unfortunate but yes."
Now that Hamilton has left pro cycling, he spends his time coaching younger up and coming cyclists. Listen to the rest of this in depth interview below, and be sure to pick up Tyler's book to read his whole story here