- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 30 April 2009
German cyclist Stefan Schumacher has been identified alongside Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin as one of the six athletes from the Beijing Olympic Games who has tested positive for banned-blood booster EPO CERA.
"The German Cycling Federation (BDR) have passed documents about a failed doping test on to the sportsman Stefan Schumacher,"
Schumacher already had been banned for two years by the International Cycling Union after French authorities announced he had failed a newly developed test for CERA.
"It is now up to him whether he requires the opening of the B sample or not."
The rider has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the two-year ban. No date has been set for a hearing and a ruling is unlikely before the end of August.