'It's not a pretty picture': Tyler Hamilton says doping still prevalent in pro and amateur cycling

Former US Postal rider and convicted doper Tyler Hamilton also said 'abused the crap' out of corticosteroid Kenacort during his career

Tyler Hamilton at the 2004 Critérium du Dauphiné (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Former American professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton has admitted to "abusing" triamcinolone during his career, saying it was effective in helping him lose weight for the Grand Tours.

Triamcinolone (Kenacort) is the same corticosteroid controversially administered under a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for Sir Bradley Wiggins to treat allergies before the 2012 Tour de France and 2013 Giro d'Italia. It was revealed that Wiggins had legally used the substance after the Fancy Bears hack of the World Anti-Doping Agency last year.

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