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What will happen to Rumsas?(14 posts)

What will happen to Rumsas?Me Dot Org
Aug 1, 2002 8:47 AM
His wife is caught with EPO, testoserone, and growth hormones. She says its for her mother-in-law. Rumsas says this is all a misunderstanding, but as of today he has not gone back to France to be with his wife.

If the Mother-in-Law is a cancer patient, or has kidney problems, there could be an ostensible explanation as to why Mrs. Rumsas has EPO. But testoserone or growth hormones?

EPO (Erythropoietin) is an enzyme created by the kidneys, which acts on bone marrow to helps stimulate the body's production of red blood cells. According to the Doctor who help devise EPO testing, two weeks after an injection of EPO, it is virtually impossible to detect. The body will still benefit from the production of red blood cells.

So Rumsas tested negative, but if he stopped taking EPO two weeks prior to the tour, he would have tested negative.

Ultimately what you have is a very strong circumstantial case, with no direct proof.

So what do you think will happen to him? What will the TDF do, UCI, Lampre? What do you think should be done.
Rumsas will be fine. His wife will be strong like bull!! (nm)onespeed
Aug 1, 2002 8:54 AM
. . .and hairy, like animal!! (nm)js5280
Aug 1, 2002 9:13 AM
New news...EJC
Aug 1, 2002 8:58 AM has been reported that Rumsas wife is ALSO a cyclist. I have not been able to find out what olevel she competes at, but this certainly helps his cause.

AND remember, every one of his tests have come back negative. EVERY ONE. If your wife gets busted for cocaine possesion should you be fired from your job?

If my wife and I are at a hotel paid for by my employer and.....Dave Hickey
Aug 1, 2002 9:42 AM
my wife gets busted for cocaine then... yes I might be fired.
I could lose my security clearance....ClydeTri
Aug 1, 2002 9:46 AM
thus, my job...your immediate lifestyle does have impact...
No no Dave...I asked SHOULD you...EJC
Aug 1, 2002 10:25 AM
...get fired, not COULD you get fired.

I am not intimate with French Law, but I don't feel one should be guilty because of mere association. Again, I am not stating this as fact, only as my opinion.

No no Dave...I asked SHOULD you...Dave Hickey
Aug 1, 2002 10:35 AM
I agree. We shouldn't get fired, but I might. If Rumas's wife did use them herself, she shouldn't have put her husband in that postion.
And I agree with you, AND...EJC
Aug 1, 2002 10:42 AM
...Rumsas wife did show some AMAZINGLY awful, bad judgement. Even if they were not for him and were for her use or her mother's, just having them at a time like that shows a serious lack of common sense and good judgement.

but she found such a good deal on them in france.(nm)rufus
Aug 1, 2002 11:28 AM
New news...Me Dot Org
Aug 1, 2002 1:59 PM
Between July 9th (Stage 3) and July 22nd (the rest day after Mount Ventoux), Rumsas's level of red blood cells ROSE.

This is probably due to Geritol, Flintstone vitamins, and the encouragement of his wife, who is such a good cyclist.
all tests negative according to the...EJC
Aug 2, 2002 4:39 AM
...guidelines and rules set up for all entrants and athletes in The Tour.

His tests came back NEGATIVE. Being acquanted with someone who has dope does NOT make you doped. It suggests there could be that possibility, but it does NOT prove doping.

Also, while it is not NORMAL for the levels to rise, it is not out of the question.

Before we go crucifying Rumsas, look for fact and not heresay, conjecture, and hysteria.

Maybe she is trying to become a HE nmPhatMatt
Aug 1, 2002 11:26 AM
hey babe...take a walk on the wild side (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 1, 2002 12:18 PM