Lance Armstrong Accused Of Doping By George Hincapie, Former USPS Teammate

Lance Armstrong may want to go ahead and skip 60 Minutes on Sunday. In addition to the previously reported accusations levied by Tyler Hamilton, the show will also feature comments from Armstrong sidekick George Hincapie. While Hamilton’s credibility can be attacked, and has been by Armstrong, the same cannot be said for Hincapie, who spent years by Armstrong’s side with the United States Postal Service cycling team.

According to a report, Hincapie pointed the finger at Armstrong while testifying in front of a grand jury. He admitted both he and Armstrong took EPO and supplied each other with banned substances while preparing for races.

Using unidentified sources, “60 Minutes” reported that Hincapie testified that he and Armstrong supplied each other with the endurance-boosting substance EPO and discussed having used another banned substance, testosterone, to prepare for races. Citing the ongoing investigation, Hincapie declined to be interviewed by “60 Minutes,” which will air its piece on the Armstrong investigation at 7 p.m. ET Sunday.

As noted earlier, Armstrong maintains he’s clean and has never tested positive for a banned substance. Armstrong has been in damage control since Hamilton’s interview began to leak and will have to face another wave of criticism thanks to the Hincapie report. More on the case can be seen on Sunday during the Armstrong segment on 60 Minutes.

For more on Lance Armstrong, as well as the cycling world at large, check in with SB Nation’s blog, Podium Cafe.

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