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Last year, Sinkewitz was forced by his team to end his cooperation with Michele Ferrari, a doctor cleared by an Italian appeals court of distributing doping products to athletes.T-Mobile company spokesman Christian Frommert would not rule out that the telecommunications giant could decide to stop sponsoring the team. "We'll sit down after the Tour and calmly analyze the situation," he told ARD. "It's a hard blow. We'll have to think about sponsoring now. We are angered, disappointed, shocked." Sinkewitz signed the International Cycling Union's new anti-doping charter that commits riders to promise that they are not involved in doping and agree to pay a year's salary on top of a two-year ban if caught doping. "If he is [positive after the B sample], he's ultimately sanctioned and he gets a ban and he'll have to face the music as far as the charter is concerned," UCI president Pat McQuaid said. Bob Stapleton, T-Mobile team manager, said Sinkewitz would be fired if the result is confirmed positive. While elevated testosterone levels do not necessarily indicate doping, Sinkewitz was reportedly six times over the limit. TV stations ZDF and ARD, two public channels which have been broadcasting the Tour, said they were dropping their coverage "until further notice." Sinkewitz's case is the latest to shake German cycling in the past few months. Several former riders for Telekom, now renamed T-Mobile, admitted using performance-enhancing drugs in the 1990s, including Bjarne Riis, a Dane who won the Tour de France in 1996. Jan Ullrich, who won the 1997 Tour, has denied any wrongdoing but retired in February after being implicated in the Spanish blood-doping scandal known as Operation Puerto. Just before the start of this year's Tour, Joerg Jaksche became the first rider to admit using blood doping prepared by a Spanish doctor. Jaksche was suspended by his team -- Tinkoff Credit Systems -- in May. T-Mobile's current anti-doping program is considered among the most rigorous in cycling. The sports' anti-doping director, Anne Gripper of the UCI, told The Associated Press in June that the "very robust" anti-drug programs implemented by T-Mobile and the Danish CSC team mean "it would be almost impossible for the riders in those teams to even consider any form of doping." Frommert said the latest case, if confirmed, was a "clear setback" in the team's anti-doping policy. "We'll have to look where we made mistakes. We'll have to be self-critical," he said. "It's very hard for us because he is one of the young riders we were building our future on," he said. "This is very disappointing for German cycling."