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LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2011 (AFP) – George Hincapie has added his name to the list of ex-Lance Armstrong teammates who say they saw the embattled American cycling hero use performance-enhancing drugs, CBS News reported Friday.
The American news program “60 Minutes” reported that Armstrong’s former US Postal teammate Hincapie told US federal investigators that he witnessed the seven-time Tour de France winner using banned substances. The “60 Minutes” report comes one day after the network released video of another former US Postal member, Tyler Hamilton, claiming Armstrong cheated during his first Tour de France win in 1999.
The network is releasing excerpts of the show ahead of the airing of the full program on Sunday. “I saw it in his refrigerator,” Hamilton told the program. “I saw him inject it more than one time like we all did, like I did many, many times.”
Cancer survivor Armstrong won the Tour de France for the first time in 1999 and captured every race from 1999-2005. Armstrong has vehemently denied using performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.