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He dominated the sport of cycling like no one ever has. Along the way, his defeat of cancer made him an icon of optimism and persistence.And now Lance Armstrong stands accused by teammates of being a lying, cheating snake who not only took performance-enhancing substances, but was the chief architect of breaking every rule of fair play on the Postal Service team he led.These teammates were once Armstrong’s trusted allies on a highly successful team. Since Armstrong was the squad’s star, they cleared his path and Michael Kors Outlet Online Store protected him from other riders. They were his wing men and buffers.No more. The names of former colleagues who tell of a decade of deception are piling up: First, five years ago,Michael Kors Satchel Bags Che, came Frankie Andreu, then Floyd Michael Kors Outlet Landis. Those two men were sharply attacked by Armstrong’s camp.Now, Tyler Hamilton – a rider instrumental to Armstrong’s tour victories in 1999, 2000 and 2001 – has given the most specific account of all to ”60 Minutes.” And George Hincapie, also close to Armstrong, is reportedly corroborating the central allegations to a federal grand jury.All have put Armstrong at the center of a vast doping conspiracy – and admit that they used illegal techniques to support his victories while they raced as a team.Armstrong flatly denies every charge, questioning the motives and character of the accusers and citing various inconsistencies in their accounts.Hamilton says he saw Armstrong take or traffic in banned substances – the blood-boosting drug EPO, human growth hormone and little red pills made of a testosterone oil.He says that when he or other riders needed EPO, they ”reached out to Lance Armstrong” and that the team’s managers distributed white lunch bags containing performance-enhancing drugs.Finally, he says, they kept teammates’ blood at the ready to inject in order to up red blood cell counts. Ten days before the 2000 Tour de Michael Kors Outlet France, Hamilton says, he went with Armstrong and another teammate on a Michael Kors Outlet Online private jet to Spain – where they had their blood extracted for reinfusion.The deception was so elaborate, says Hamilton, that riders michael kors factory outlet used second cell phones and special code words to talk about how to cheat.Yes, Hamilton’s revelations could be motivated by other factors. Before opening up to ”60 Minutes,” he was being threatened with federal prosecution were michael kors outlet store he to lie to a grand jury. And he is writing a book. Publicity cannot hurt sales.But his claims tend to line up with those of Andreu and Landis. And they document that Armstrong’s wins were supported by cheating riders.Before going public, Hamilton surrendered the 2004 Olympics gold medal he won while doping. Given that at least three admitted cheaters were key to many of his tour victories,Michael Kors Outlet Online Ch, how can Armstrong cling to his trophies now – even if, as he says, he,Michael Kors Outlet Online Ch, personally, was absolutely clean?