Masters Track Nationals results revised after suspensions

  
  


Following the United States Anti-doping Agency’s (USADA) announcement that Roger Hernandez, of Miami, Fla., and Michael Miller of Morgantown, Pa., have accepted suspensions for anti-doping violations, USA Cycling has adjusted results from the 2011 Masters Track National Championships.
 
Hernandez accepted a two-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation based on his refusal to submit to a sample collection. Miller tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a suspension for his doping offense.
 
New champions have been awarded in men's 45-49 sprint along with two other events.
New champions have been awarded in men's 45-49 sprint along with two other events.
Hernandez, 45, refused to take part in an In-Competition doping control test on July 29, 2011 at the Masters Track Nationals in Trexlertown, Pa. Under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and the International Cycling Union (UCI) Anti-Doping Rules, both of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code, an athlete’s refusal to provide a sample when notified that he has been selected for doping control constitutes a rule violation.
 
Miller, 42, tested positive for methyllhexaneamine, a stiumlant, as a result of a sample collected at the Masters Track Nationals, on July 27, 2011, in Trexlertown, Pa. Stimulants are prohibited under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and the International Cycling Union (UCI) anti-doping rules, both of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. Methylhexaneamine is classified as a Specified Substance, and therefor the presence of that substance in an athlete's sample can result in a reduced sanction.
 
Hernandez accepted a two-year period of ineligibility, which began on August 21, 2011 the day after he last competed. As a result of the sanction, Hernandez is also disqualified from all competitive results obtained during the entire event, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.
 
Miller accepted an eight-month period of ineligibility, which began on September 2, 2011, the day he accepted a provisional suspension. As a result of the sanction, Miller is also disqualified from all results obtained during the Masters Track Nationals, which began on July 26, 2011, as well as any other competitive results obtained subsequent to July 26, 2011, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.
 
As a result of the doping violations, Hernandez and Miller have been disqualified from all competitive results achieved on and subsequent to July 26, 2011, the date upon which Masters Track Nationals began.
 
Results from the 2011 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships have been revised for the men’s 40-44 (Miller) and 45-49 (Hernandez) categories, as well as for team events, and medals will be awarded accordingly. The revised results are as follows:

Men's 45-49 Sprints
Place    Name            City, State        Team
1.    Kirk Whiteman (Portland, OR)
2.    Matthew Diefenbach (Pottstown, PA) Chester County Cycling Foundation/Team Alliance Environmental
3.    Brian Abers (Aloha, OR) Bike Central
4.    Humberto Pages (Miami Gardens, FL) Team Coco's
5.    David Hudson (Clarksboro, NJ ) Mid Atl Masters Bicycle Org
 
Men's Time Trial 45-49
Place     Name                City, State    Time        Team
1.    David Klipper (Portland, OR)  01:11.6 Guinness Cycling Team
2.    Daniel Casper (Northfield, MN)  01:11.9  GrandStay Hotels
3.    Paul Drees (Avondale, PA)  01:13.0 Morgan Stanley Cycling Team
4.    Robert Ryan (Ringoes, NJ)   01:13.9 Somerset Wheelmen
5.    Jack Stepczynski (Fort Worth, TX)  01:14.0 ThinkFinance Racing
 
Men's Individual Pursuit 40-44
Place     Name     City, State     Time               Team
1. David Albrecht  (Chico, CA) 3:44.897 Chico Corsa Cycling Team/Chico Corsa Cycling Club
2. Kurt Broadhag(Los Angeles, CA) 3:45.412 8th Wonder Cycling/Team Helen's
3. Joseph Wentzell (Philadelphia, PA) 3:46.865 QCW Cycling
4. Timothy Mullins (Richmond, VA)   3:49.410 Team Whole Foods
5. Rodger Carter (Clarksville, MD)  3:49.507 Lateral Stress Velo Inc.
 
Congratulations to all of the medalists and newly named national champions.
 
In an effort to aid athletes, as well as all support team members such as parents and coaches, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on its website on the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. In addition, the agency manages a drug reference hotline, Drug Reference Online (www.GlobalDRO.com), conducts educational sessions with National Governing Bodies and their athletes, and proactively distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as the Prohibited List, easy-reference wallet cards, periodic newsletters, and protocol and policy reference documentation.
 
USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.
 
 
About USA Cycling   
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
 

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