Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA'S RAMAPHOSA HAILS 'NEW DAWN' IN STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

A controversial Chinese New Year

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

New Beginning? Ramaphosa Replaces Zuma in South Africa

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

On the green slopes: An eco-friendly revolution in French ski resorts?

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

The Élysée palace, France's presidential powerhouse

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Is the aviation industry free-riding on climate change efforts?

Read more

FOCUS

The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Girls in Malawi victims of 'sexual cleansing' ritual

Read more

REVISITED

Video: How the 2014 Winter Olympics transformed Sochi

Read more

Schumacher suspended from racing for two years

Latest update : 2009-03-07

After being suspended last month from the next Tour de France by French anti-doping agency AFLD, Schumacher has been banned from racing anywhere by the sport's governing body, the UCI. The German cyclist plans to appeal the two-year ban.

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 from the now defunct Gerolsteiner team, tested positive for banned blood booster EPO Cera.

Schumacher, who won two stages on last year's Tour de France, has said he plans to fight the ban.
 

Date created : 2009-03-06

COMMENT(S)