Former Armstrong team-mate Barry: 'Doping had become an epidemic problem'

Michael Barry, Tour de Suisse 2012, stage five

Former Team Sky rider Michael Barry has joined George Hincapie in admitting to doping during his time at the US Postal team with Lance Armstrong.

In a statement issued on Wednesday just after the United States Anti-Doping Agency published a summary of the evidence collected in its investigation into doping at US Postal, Barry said: "Cycling has always been a part of my life. As a boy my dream was to become a professional cyclist who raced at the highest level in Europe. I achieved my goal when I first signed a contract with the United States Postal Service Cycling team in 2002. Soon after I realised reality was not what I had dreamed. Doping had become an epidemic problem in professional cycling."

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