Raimondas Rumsas’s son banned for four years, eight months after younger son’s mysterious death

23-year-old tested positive after younger brother died in mysterious circumstances

Raimondas Rumsas at the 2016 U23 World Championships time trial (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Raimondas Rumsas Jr, the 23-year-old son of the former Lithuanian rider with the same name who placed third in the Tour de France and failed an EPO test, has been banned for four years for using human growth hormone GHRP-6.

Rumsas Jr tested positive for GHRP-6 in an out-of-competition test on September 4, with the Italian Anti-Doping Agency (NADO Italia) imposing a four year disqualification which will mean that he will be out of action until October 22, 2022. Rumsas was also ordered to pay €378 in legal costs.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.