Schumacher's appeal against doping ban dismissed

Stefan Schumacher needs a push

German cyclist Stefan Schmacher has had his doping ban appeal dismissed by the Court of Arbitration in Sport.

CAS ruled on Monday in Lausanne, Switzerland, that Schumacher's two-year ban from professional cycling should stand, although it has brought forward the ban's start date from January 22, 2009, to August 28, 2008.

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