Schumacher going ahead with AFLD suit

Stefan Schumacher is going forward with the promised lawsuit against the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD), calling for that organisation to "immediately close" its investigation of him. He called the agency's charges that he used illegal doping products "arbitrary" and "defamatory".

The AFLD announced in October that Schumacher had twice tested positive for the EPO product CERA in tests of blood samples drawn during the Tour de France, charges which the rider continues to deny.

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