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.