UCI rejects Hamilton accusations of Armstrong doping cover-up

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Cycle sport's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), issued a statement on Monday afternoon strongly rejecting allegations made by former US pro Tyler Hamilton during an interview on American CBS news programme '60 Minutes' last night.

Hamilton told '60 Minutes' interviewer Scott Pelley that he took banned substances during his career, and that he saw Lance Armstrong take EPO. He also said the UCI was complicit in covering up a suspicious doping test result produced from a sample from Lance Armstrong during the 2001 Tour de Suisse. Hamilton alleges that the UCI made news of the test result 'go away' and that he heard of the test from Armstrong during the race.

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