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Hamilton says he's retiring from cycling

Updated: April 18, 2009, 12:06 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

American cyclist Tyler Hamilton announced his retirement Friday after testing positive for the steroid DHEA, which he said he knowingly ingested in an over-the-counter herbal antidepressant.

It was the second doping offense for the veteran rider, who tested positive for homologous blood transfusion in 2004 and served a mandatory two-year suspension even as he disputed the test results through two rounds of arbitration.

Hamilton likely would face a suspension of eight years ...

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