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Lampre team arrested after Paris-Tours

French police arrested the entire Lampre cycling team in Tours, France, on Sunday two days before the wife of one of their riders is scheduled to be questioned about a host of doping products found in her car. Police swooped on the Italian team's cyclists after the Paris-Tours World Cup race won by Denmark's Jakob Piil, riding for CSC. A police source said they would be questioned about the investigation into Edita Rumsas, the wife of Lithuanian rider Raimondas Rumsas. She has been held in prison since her arrest at the French-Italian border in July and will be questioned by an

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By Velonews Interactive wire services, copyright AFP2002

Lampre's Ludo Dierckxsens is escorted by police after the entire team was arrested by French police in Tours.

Lampre’s Ludo Dierckxsens is escorted by police after the entire team was arrested by French police in Tours.

Photo: AFP

French police arrested the entire Lampre cycling team in Tours, France, on Sunday two days before the wife of one of their riders is scheduled to be questioned about a host of doping products found in her car. Police swooped on the Italian team’s cyclists after the Paris-Tours World Cup race won by Denmark’s Jakob Piil, riding for CSC. A police source said they would be questioned about the investigation into Edita Rumsas, the wife of Lithuanian rider Raimondas Rumsas. She has been held in prison since her arrest at the French-Italian border in July and will be questioned by an investigative magistrate on Tuesday. The mother-of-three was found to have large quantities of drugs including EPO, growth hormone, anabolic steroids and a host of other pharmaceuticals, including Actovegin, in her car.

Her husband, who finished third in this year’s Tour de France, has insisted the drugs were for his mother-in-law.