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weltyed said:
a win is a win, as long as he doesnt tick any tests.

and i think thats the problem. there will always be that cloud of doubt.
Who doesn't have a cloud? It could even be that TH is more likely to be clean than riders who've never been popped, because he can expect to be targeted by the testers.
 

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You gotta give some props to him for winning TdQL. the elevation is friggin SICK! and you could say he beat some top continental pros. The next logical step is protour team? No? Cadel could use a superdomestique to help out Popo.
 

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jhamlin38 said:
The next logical step is protour team? No?
I can't see any top European team touching Hamilton with a ten-foot pole. It's one thing for a team to risk its reputation to get ahold of a 30-year-old Ivan Basso, but a 37-year-old Tyler Hamilton? I don't think so.

In addition to the doping for which he was suspended, Hamilton still has unresolved Operation Puerto issues hanging over his head. Unlike Contador, Allan Davis, and others, Hamilton was never even "cleared" by his national federation on OP, and the OP evidence against him was a lot stronger than it was for those guys.
 

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ti-triodes said:
No protour team will touch him at his age, with his baggage.
There will be no protour next year. Liquigas hired Basso while still part of the protour ignoring ethics agreement that forbid any team signing a convicted cheater for 4 years. I don't think Tyler will find his way to the top ever again anyway.
 
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