Tyler Hamilton, 1997 Killington Stage Race Leaders Jersey

$230.00

In 1987 the Killington Stage Race made its debut as a two-day cycling event. By 1997 it had grown to a five-day race that attracted top American professionals and was one of the top 10 races in the US.  Tyler Hamilton, riding for the US Postal team, won the 1997 race with Mike Engelman (Navigators) and Chan McRae (Saturn) taking second and third, respectively.

This jersey has been signed to renowned cycling coach Eddie Borysewicz.  Eddie B was inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in 1996 to recognize his major contribution to the US cycling program.

Size: L

Chest: 40 inches / 102 cm  (20 inches / 51 cm measured armpit to armpit)

Length: 29 in / 73.5 cm

Maker:Voler, Made in Grover Beach, California

100% Polyester

Each jersey is one of a kind; please look carefully at the photos to determine the condition.

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SKU: JR-100608 Category: Tags: , ,

Description

Tyler Hamilton (born March 1, 1971) is an American former professional road bicycle racer. He is the only American rider to win one of the five Monuments of cycling, taking Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2003. Hamilton became a professional cyclist in 1995 with the US Postal Service cycling team. He was a teammate of Lance Armstrong during the 1999, 2000, and 2001 Tours de France, where Armstrong won the general classification. He was a key asset for Armstrong, being a very good climber as well as a time-trialist. Hamilton appeared at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics.  In 2004, he won a gold medal at the individual time trial. The first doping test after his Olympic victory gave a positive result, but because the backup sample was frozen, no doping offense could be proven. After he failed further doping tests at the 2004 Vuelta a España, Hamilton was suspended for two years from the sport.

Hamilton came back after his suspension and became national road race champion in 2008. In 2009, Hamilton failed a doping test again and was banned for eight years, which effectively caused him to retire. In July 2010, he was subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in cycling. In May 2011, Hamilton admitted that he had used banned substances in competition and returned his gold medal. In 2012, he co-authored a book The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs, which details his doping practices and experience in the world of cycling. On August 10, 2012, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stripped Hamilton of his 2004 gold medal.

Excerpt from Wikipedia – read the full article here – Tyler Hamilton

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Eddie Borysewicz

Twice Eddie was offered the head coach position for the Polish National Seniors team, but both times turned it down. Instead, he decided to take time off and travel the United States and Canada. While in New Jersey, and just before his scheduled return flight to Poland, a chance visit to a bicycle shop put him in contact with the Vice President of the United States Cycling Federation (USCF), Mike Fraysee. Mr. Fraysee was so impressed with Eddie that he immediately recruited him as head coach of the US National Team. Eddie accepted and immigrated to the United States.

During his twelve years coaching the National Team, his riders won thirty world championships, nine Olympic medals and fifteen Pan American medals. His team also won all events in the 1983 Pan American games held in Venezuela. In 1988, he left the USCF and, in collaboration with Tom Weisel, created the Subaru-Montgomery team, which later became Montgomery-Bell, the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, and finally the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team.

Throughout his coaching years he has developed and coached some of the worlds best riders including Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong, the only American winners to date of the Tour de France. Eddie also coached other cycling greats such as Olympic medalists Steve Hegg, Alexi Grewal, Leonard Nitz and Rebecca Twigg.

Eddie retired from coaching professional teams in 1996 and began private amateur coaching from his home in Ramona, CA. In 2006, he was recruited by Poland to coach the Polish National Team in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which he accepted.

Excerpt from the USBHOF: read the full article here – Eddie B

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This jersey is one of a kind, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.

 

Additional information

Weight2 lbs