WASHINGTON — One of Cadel Evans' senior teammates, George Hincapie, has admitted doping but says he stopped long before helping the Australian to his 2011 Tour de France triumph.
The American's confession came as the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Wednesday revealed all of its evidence in the investigation of countryman Lance Armstrong, including testimony from Hincapie and 10 other former Armstrong teammates. Hincapie was a US Postal Service teammate of Armstrong when the US cycling legend won seven Tour de France titles in a row from 1999 through 2005.
The vastly experienced Hincapie joined American team BMC Racing in 2010, the same year as Evans, and was a valued lieutenant as Evans rode to his historic victory in the Tour de France last year.
Admitting to doping while riding with Armstrong, he said on Wednesday he had not taken performance-enhancing drugs since 2005.
USADA stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour crowns and imposed a life ban upon him in August. USADA sent a report on its findings to the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday.
Hincapie posted a link to his statement on his website and Twitter account as USADA revealed the full extent of its probe."