Current Missoula resident and former professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton described his descent into performance enhancing drug use and his eventual admission of guilt to a crowd of more than 50 people Thursday night at Montana State University Billings.  One of many admitted blood dopers who competed alongside Lance Armstrong at the Tour de France– and ultimately gave back an Olympic Gold medal– Hamilton described his experiences in a talk, called “Truth and Transformation with Tyler Hamilton,” organized by the MSUB Accounting Club.

Students could earn ethics continuing education credits for attending. Hamilton described escalating from testosterone to a drug called EPO which would boost red blood cells, but could be fatal if used improperly.  He said he heard stories of cyclists in the 1980s dying in their sleep from taking too much EPO.  Read the whole story at; billingsgazette.com.