Cyclist denies doping charges

  • 2003-07-10
  • News Service
ILNIUSThe cyclist Raimondas Rumsas, who tested positive twice for doping last month, rejected claims that he used any forbidden performance enhancing substances. Erythropoietin, or EPO, was detected in two tests Rumsas gave in Lausanne, Switzerland, after the Giro d'Italia race in May.Rumsas was included on the team five days before the race."I am not guilty. I did not use doping substances before or during the race. It is very strange that Erythropoietin was detected," Rumsas said at a press conference at the physical education and sports department on July 7.However, Rumsas admitted that ...
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