Rumsas and wife given suspended sentences

Lithuanian cyclist Raimondas Rumsas and his wife Edita have been given four month suspended...

Lithuanian cyclist Raimondas Rumsas and his wife Edita have been given four month suspended sentences by a French court for possession and import of doping substances. Edita was also given a €3000 fine. The court in Bonneville handed down its verdict today, three and a half years after Edita was stopped at the French border with a quantity of illegal drugs immediately following the 2002 Tour de France, where Raimondas finished third.

In addition, Polish doctor Kristof Ficek was given a 12 month suspended sentence, as the court determined that he had prescribed the drugs.

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