Former IAM Cycling rider confesses to doping within Aderlass network during career

He said: 'I cheated throughout my professional career as a cyclist. I lied and I am responsible for my actions. I regret it.'

Pirmin Lang (Tim De Waele/Getty)

(Image credit: Corbis via Getty Images)

A former professional cyclist, who raced in the WorldTour for IAM Cycling, has confessed to doping during his career.

Pirmin Lang rode for eight years in the professional peloton, and the 35-year-old finished second in the Swiss national road championships in 2016.

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