Lance Armstrong is being accused of using performance-enhancing drugs once again.
A former teammate of the seven-time Tour de France winner told “60 Minutes” that he doped and Armstrong did as well.
According to Tyler Hamilton, the two cyclists used a blood booster called EPO in the 1999 Tour and before a race in 2001 and 2001.
Armstrong won seven straight races from 1999-2005.
“I saw (EPO) in his refrigerator. … I saw him inject it more than one time, like we all did. Like I did, many, many times,” Hamilton said in the “60 Minutes” interview that aired Thursday on “CBS Evening News.”
Armstrong has vehemently denied claims that he used PED’s, and in a twitter message last night, Armstrong said: “20+ year career. 500 drug controls worldwide, in and out of competition. Never a failed test. I rest my case.”
The world’s most famous cyclist also launched a new website called facts4lance in which he denies ever using drugs during his career as a cyclist.
Mark Fabiani, an attorney for Armstrong released a statement on the website where he called Hamilton a “confessed liar” in search of a book deal.
“He managed to dupe 60 Minutes, the CBS Evening News, and news anchor Scott Pelley,” Fabiani said. “Most people, though, will see this for exactly what it is: More washed-up cyclists talking trash for cash.”
In a previous statement, Fabiani said Armstrong is the “most tested athlete in the history of sports,” after passing nearly 500 tests over twenty years.
Hamilton is not the first ex-teammate to accuse Armstrong of cheating. Floyd Landis—the 2006 Tour de France winner, who was stripped of his title after testing positive for synthetic testosterone—admitted last year that he used PED’s and accused Armstrong of doing the same.
The Associated Press is reporting that the International Olympic Committee could strip Hamilton of his 2004 cycling gold medal.
IOC Vice President Thomas Bach told the Associated Press: “If there is any need or possibility to take action we will do it.”