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Schumacher ban made global

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Mar. 6, 2009
  • Updated Aug. 16, 2010 at 4:59 PM EDT
Well, he was kinda fast in those time trials.

Photo: VeloNews file photo

German cyclist Stefan Schumacher was on Friday banned from racing anywhere in the world by the sport’s governing body, the UCI.

Schumacher was suspended by French anti-doping agency AFLD from racing in France last month after failing an anti-doping test at the 2008 Tour de France. That penalty, however, has now been extended beyond France’s borders.

The 27-year-old, sacked from the now defunct Gerolsteiner team, tested positive for banned blood booster CERA, a modern variant of EPO once thought to be undetectable.

Schumacher, who won both major time trial stages in last year’s Tour, has said he plans to fight the ban.

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