Stefan Schumacher Cleared Of Deceiving Team Over Doping

BERLIN, Oct 29, 2013 (AFP) - German cyclist Stefan Schumacher was Tuesday cleared by a court in Stuttgart of deceiving his ex-employers. The 32-year-old was banned for two years, later reduced on appeal by several months, after testing positive for banned blood-booster CERA, a derivative of EPO, during the 2008 Tour de France and Beijing Olympics later that same year. The public … [Read more...]

Carlo Westphal of Gerolsteiner Wins Eneco Tour Fifth Stage

OSTEND, Belgium, Aug 25, 2008 (AFP) - German rider Carlo Westphal of the Gerolsteiner team won the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour of Benelux on Monday. Compatriot Andre Greipel of the Columbia team holds the overall race lead. Results in the 171.8km fifth stage of the Tour of Benelux on Monday: 5th stage 1. Carlo Westphal (GER) in 3hr 57min 38sec, 2. Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR) … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans Ahead Of Valverde, But Schmacher Takes The Yellow Jersey

by Justin Davis CHOLET, France, July 8, 2008 (AFP) - Australia's Cadel Evans struck a first blow to Alejandro Valverde at the Tour de France here Tuesday after leaving his yellow jersey rival trailing on the fourth stage time trial. Germany's Stefan Schumacher of the Gerolsteiner team stunned the pre-race favorites to win the 29.5km race against the clock in a time of 35min … [Read more...]

Fothen and Schumacher Head Gerolsteiner Team For Tour de France

BERLIN, June 23, 2008 (AFP) - German duo Markus Fothen and Stefan Schumacher, together with Austria's Bernhard Kohl, will head up the Gerolsteiner team for this year's Tour de France (July 5-27). "Fothen and Kohl can challenge for the overall race, while we are looking for stage victories in the last week," said team sporting director Christian Henn. Gerolsteiner Tour de France … [Read more...]

Gerolsteiner’s Markus Fothen Powers To A Stage 5 Win In Switzerland

CASLANO, Switzerland, June 18, 2008 (AFP) - Germany's Markus Fothen, riding for the Gerolsteiner team, won the 189.7km fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Wednesday. Russian Serguei Ivanov crossed second at 50sec with Swiss Markus Zberg third at 57sec off the pace. Spain's Igor Anton, of Euskaltel, retained the leader's yellow jersey for the third consecutive day after … [Read more...]