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...]

‘I Took Drugs Like Pasta,’ Admits Stefan Schumacher

BERLIN, March 29, 2013 (AFP) - German rider Stefan Schumacher, who has served a two-year doping ban, has admitted regularly knocking back a cocktail of performance-enhancing drugs, likening it to eating pasta after training. Schumacher was caught in October 2008 when a sample taken during that July's Tour de France was shown to have contained CERA, a variant of the banned … [Read more...]

Schumacher Time Is Served, But Racing Still On Hold

BERLIN - Germany's Stefan Schumacher will have to wait a bit longer for his return to professional cycling after serving a two-year ban for doping, he said on his website on Saturday. The 29-year-old was caught in October 2008 when a sample taken during that July's Tour de France was shown to have contained CERA, a variant of banned blood-booster EPO, which is a performance-enhancing … [Read more...]

Stefan Schumacher To Join Team Miche

German cyclist Stefan Schumacher will be joining the Italian Miche Team in late August, when his two-year suspension for doping ends, Schumacher reported on Monday. Schumacher, 29, has signed a contract binding him to the end of the season with Miche Team, a Continental level team, the equivalent of the 3rd Division in cycling. The contract also provides an option for an additional … [Read more...]

CAS Dismisses Schumacher’s Appeal

World sport's top court CAS on Monday rejected an appeal by disgraced German cyclist Stefan Schumacher against a two-year ban for doping, related to offences at the 2008 Tour de France. Schumacher tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO CERA both at the Tour de France and Olympic Games in 2008. He was appealing against a ban handed down after offenses at the Tour de France. … [Read more...]

German Teams Face Extinction As Milram Mulls Pulling The Sponsorship Plug

DORTMUND, Germany, Jan 7, 2010 (AFP) - German dairy company Milram said it is unlikely to renew its sponsorship of its top cycling team after their mutual contract expires at the end of this year. The image of cycling in Germany has suffered badly from doping controversies, souring the media's, and public's, appetite for the sport in recent years. While also shaking up the employment … [Read more...]

Schumacher’s Failed Drugs Test Confirmed By B sample

BERLIN, July 7, 2009 (AFP) - The positive test of German cyclist Stefan Schumacher for EPO Cera during last year's Olympic Games has been confirmed by the B sample, his lawyer Michael Lehner said on Tuesday. The 27-year-old rider, however, continues to protest his innocence and is determined to clear his name. Lehner said they are contesting in particular the circumstances under which … [Read more...]

Schumacher’s Career Is Over, Says German Cycling Boss Scharping

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 1, 2009 (AFP) - The career of German cyclist Stefan Schumacher, who tested positive for EPO Cera at both last year's Tour de France and Olympic Games, is finished, German cycling boss Rudolf Scharping said on Friday. "I believe that he will never cycle competitively again," said Scharping, the president of the German Cyling Federation (BRD) at the Eschborn-Frankfurt … [Read more...]

Stefan Schumacher Tests Positive For CERA At Olympics

BERLIN, April 29, 2009 (AFP) - German cyclist Stefan Schumacher was identified on Wednesday 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," said the BDR in a statement. "It is now up to him … [Read more...]

UCI Makes Schumacher’s Ban International

PARIS, March 6, 2009 (AFP) - German cyclist Stefan Schumacher was on Friday banned from racing anywhere in the world by the sport's governing body, the UCI. Last month Schumacher was suspended by French anti-doping agency AFLD from racing in France for failing a Tour de France dope test in 2008, but that punishment has now been extended beyond France's borders. The 27-year-old, sacked … [Read more...]