Phonak fires Tyler Hamilton

Phonak fired Tyler Hamilton, but the UCI still banned the team from the 2005 Pro Tour. Just a tragic story all around.
Anyone who thinks expansion adds too many new teams to leagues like the NBA or MLB would be shocked at pro cycling, where the average life of a pro team must be around two or three years before the team's sponsor pulls out for financial or (as in the case of Phonak) legal reasons.
Meanwhile, Tyler continues the fight to clear his name.