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Ex-Teammate Hincapie Accuses Lance Armstrong of Doping

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George Hincapie of the United States raises his arms after winning the first Tour of Missouri bike race in St. Louis on September 16, 2007. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt file)

George Hincapie of the United States raises his arms after winning the first Tour of Missouri bike race in St. Louis on September 16, 2007. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt file)

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NEW YORK (AP) — A report by “60 Minutes” says George Hincapie, a longtime member of Lance Armstrong’s inner circle, has told federal authorities he saw the seven-time Tour de France winner use performance-enhancing drugs.

A segment of the report aired Friday night on the “CBS Evening News,” one day after it broadcast an interview with another former member of Armstrong’s U.S. Postal Service team, Tyler Hamilton.

Hamilton said he also used PEDs with Armstrong.

A former Tour of Missouri winner, Hincapie has often been depicted as one of Armstrong’s most loyal teammates and was with him for all seven Tour de France victories. In an interview last year, Armstrong said Hincapie was “like a brother to me.”

Hincapie is among a number of former Armstrong teammates and employees who have appeared before a federal grand jury in Los Angeles investigating doping in cycling. Hamilton said he testified for six hours before the panel.

Armstrong has steadfastly denied doping.

Copyright Associated Press

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