The cycling career of Lance Armstrong was "fueled from start to finish by doping," according to a scathing 202-page report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency detailing allegations against the seven-time Tour de France winner. The USADA says the path Armstrong took to win "ran far outside the rules."
Eleven of Armstrong's former teammates testified in the investigation, including Tyler Hamilton, who talks with Anderson tonight about the report in an AC360 exclusive interview. According to the report, Hamilton told investigators he and his teammates hid from drug testers.
Watch the preview clip above of Anderson's conversation with Hamilton, who rode with Armstrong on the U.S. Postal Service team from 1998 to 2001.
The cycling team used a wide range of techniques, including saline injections and blood transfusions, to beat those tests, according to the USADA report. Armstrong and his former teammates "ran the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen," claims the USADA.
Armstrong has repeatedly denied doping, and his attorney calls the USADA report "a one-sided hatchet job" and "witch hunt." But in August, Armstrong decided not to contest the doping accusations, after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit he filed aimed at halting the investigation. Fighting the doping claims would have required Armstrong to testify at a hearing.
For more on the doping investigation, don't miss more of Anderson's interview with Armstrong's former teammate, Tyler Hamilton, tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
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