Erik Zabel Team Milram

Germany?s Six Day races are the latest events to be hit by the implosion of cycle sport in the country following two years of drug revelations.

Positive tests for EPO use following this year?s Tour de France from Gerolsteiner riders Stefan Schumacher and Austrian Bernard Kohl, the withdrawal of German broadcaster?s live Tour de France coverage and cancellation of the Tour of Germany have all contributed to a dramatic downturn in cycling's fortunes.

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