Anti-doping expert defends CERA tests

The test for CERA, the new form of EPO, "is one hundred-percent sure," the expert for blood-doping at the Lausanne, Switzerland anti-doping lab says. "We conducted clinical studies in order to ensure that the results that we pass on are one-hundred percent correct."

Interviewed by the German television station ARD Neil Robinson refuted doubts on the tests recently expressed by Stefan Schumacher's attorney and manager.

Schumacher and Leonardo Piepoli tested positive for CERA during the Tour de France, with all samples being tested at both the labs in Lausanne and Paris.

"We don't think there will be problems in court, because we worked hand in hand with those responsible all the way," Robinson said. "And the Paris lab also did an analysis with another test procedure," reaching the same results. (SW)

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