Schumacher given worldwide ban by UCI

Stefan Schumacher stage 20 tour de france 2008

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), cycling's worldwide governing body, has today announced its decision to serve a global racing ban on German rider Stefan Schumacher.

Schumacher tested positive for banned blood booster CERA, a new form of EPO, at the 2008 Tour de France, during which he won both individual time trial stages and had a spell in the yellow leader's jersey.

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