Former cyclist Bernhard Kohl, who was banned for using a blood-booster last year, has admitted giving drugs to other athletes.
The Austrian said Tuesday on local television that he gave triathlete Hannes Hempel three ampules of Amth-2 _ a drug similar to testosterone _ in early 2008. He also claimed to have supplied others, but refused to name them.
Kohl said: "Good friends obviously give each other a lot of stuff."
He tested positive for CERA at the 2008 Tour de France and retired in May this year. Kohl said he was given the drug by Hempel, who was excluded from the Ironman Austria Triathlon last week after that accusation.
Kohl last rode for Gerolsteiner, the same team Hempel joined in 2001 before switching to triathlon two years later.