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Schumacher to make "irregular" blood values public

Stefan Schumacher (Germany) was

Stefan Schumacher (Germany) was (Image credit: Sirotti)

Gerolsteiner's Stefan Schumacher, who showed "irregular" blood values in unannounced out-of-competition doping controls before the Worlds, is prepared to make those blood values public later this month. Schumacher, who finished third in the elite men's road race, said that the problems were caused by a bout of diarrhea.

The 26 year-old is on vacation until November 11, after which he "will present the blood values to an expert commission and make clear that there is no Schumacher doping case," his manager Heinz Betz told the dpa press agency.

Schumacher was tested on September 25 and returned "several raised values," according to NADA spokeswoman Ulrike Spitz. The test results were passed on to the German cycling federation and the UCI, both of which allowed Schumacher to ride in the Worlds a few days later. Gerolsteiner team manager Hans-Michael Holczer said that he is "100 percent sure that there was no manipulation."

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