Today is not an easy day for George Hincapie.
                                                             Photo: Bettini   

 American cyclist George Hincapie admitted to taking banned performance enhancing substances on Wednesday and apologized to teammates and fans while claiming he has ridden clean since 2006. Hincapie's confession came as the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) revealed all of its evidence in the investigation of 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. USADA stripped Armstrong of those 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. The UCI could appeal the ban and punishment of Armstrong to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

   Hincapie posted a link to his statement on his website and Twitter account as USADA revealed the full extent of its probe.

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