Sebastian Lang of Team Gerolsteiner said that the team had its suspicions of Stefan Schumacher during the Tour de France, when they observed his reaction to news of the new CERA test.
"When it was announced that there was a new test for CERA, we were all happy. We sat on the bus and really celebrated," Lang said in an interview with the Thüringer Allgemeine. "The whole team, except Stefan. He was suddenly very quiet and withdrawn. Until the end."
Schumacher "was suddenly totally changed. Very funny. So we other riders got together and discussed it. Finally we and the team management openly asked him, if there was something we should worry about."
The response? "He just openly lied in our faces and said that everything was ok."
Lang was glad that his teammate was caught. "Cheats must be caught and punished. All of them. Even when it is another heavy blow for cycling."