German cyclist Stefan Schumacher was suspended from racing in France for two years for failing a Tour de France dope test in 2008, his lawyer said on Thursday.
The decision was taken by French anti-doping agency AFLD, said Michael Lehner.
Schumacher said he would fight the ban.
"All I want is a fair hearing so that I can prove my innocence," said Schumacher who won both time trial stages of the 2008 Tour de France.
He tested positive for banned blood booster EPO Cera.
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