Italian police arrest team manager, director & pharmacist after death and ban of under 23 riders

Italian police arrested six people in a doping raid after the death of Linas Rumsas and banning of Raimondas Rumsas

Raimundas Rumsas in the junior mens time trial championships 2012 (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Italian police, following a recent four-year ban of Raimondas Rumsas and death of Linas Rumsas, arrested six people, including the Team Altopack Eppela team manager, director and a pharmacist in an early morning raid in Lucca, Italy.

The move comes just two weeks after the Italian Anti-Doping Agency (NADO Italia) issued a four-year suspension to Raimondas Rumsas Jr., 23, for using human growth hormones.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.