Raimondas Rumsas's son tests positive for growth hormone months after other younger son's death

Raimondas Rumsas Jr tested positive just five months after 21-year-old brother Linas died

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 cyclist with the same name who placed third in the Tour de France and failed an EPO test, has been suspended for using human growth hormone just five months after his 21-year-old brother mysteriously died.

The anti-doping branch of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) today released a statement announcing the out-of-competition test on September 4.

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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.