Hamilton third Phonak member dismissed for doping

Updated: November 30, 2004, 3:54 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton was fired by his cycling team two months after testing positive for blood doping.

The Swiss-based International Cycling Union, or UCI, said Tuesday the Phonak team told the governing body that the American rider's contract was terminated last week.

Hamilton, a former University of Colorado skier, confirmed the move on his Web site, www.tylerhamilton.com.

"After many discussions with team management, we concluded together that it ...

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