After recently accusing Lance Armstrong of alleged doping, Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton has leveled a new accusation against his former teammate—confronting him in an Aspen, Colo., restaurant this past weekend.
Outside magazine reports that Hamilton was in Aspen working on an Outside cycling event when he left his table at the French restaurant Cache Cache and was intercepted by Armstrong, who owns a home in the area. The two had not spoken since Hamilton implicated Armstrong in doping scandals on “60 Minutes” last month.
Armstrong reportedly blocked Hamilton’s return from the bathroom and berated the cyclist. “He wanted to get into it,” Hamilton told Outside. “I was like, ‘Let’s step outside and talk away from the crowd,’ but he wouldn’t.”
Armstrong denies Hamilton’s confrontational version of events and describes the encounter as merely “awkward” and “uneventful.” Jodi Larner, Cache Cache’s owner and a friend of Armstrong, told Hamilton he could finish his meal but was no longer welcome at the restaurant. Hamilton reports being shaken by the incident.