The Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (BDR, the German cycling federation) has a list of questions that need to be answered before it issues a license to Stefan Schumacher. The German rider's attorney said recently that there is no reasonfor the license to be denied.
Interviewed on muax.de, BDR vice-president Udo Sprenger confirmed receiving Schumacher's application. The first step is for confirmation that Schumacher is registered with the International Cycling Union. "So we have asked the UCI, which team he is registered with, if any."
The next step is the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), "asking them to get in touch with the French national anti-doping agency [AFLD] to find out the current status of the investigation."
The third question goes to Team Quick Step, with which Schumacher was to ride this season. Team Manager Patrick Lefevere had declared the contract "void" after Schumacher's positive doping controls were announced, so the BDR must ask whether the contract is valid.
"None of these questions has yet been answered, so we have to wait," Sprenger said.(SW)