US cycling athlete accepts sanction doping violation

  
  


USADA announced today that Roger Hernandez, of Miami, Fla., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a two-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation based on his refusal to submit to a sample collection.

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.

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.

As a result of the doping violation, Hernandez has been disqualified from all competitive results achieved on and subsequent to July 26, 2011, the date upon which he refused to participate in an In-Competition doping control test, including results subsequent to that date achieved at the 2011 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships, and including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.

Results from the 2011 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships have been revised for the men’s 45-49 category, 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        License    Bib    Team
1.    Kirk Whiteman        Portland, OR        50761    178
2.    Matthew Diefenbach    Pottstown, PA        142263    177    Chester County Cycling Foundation/Team Alliance Environmental
3.    Brian Abers        Aloha, OR        1044    184    Bike Central
4.    Humberto Pages        Miami Gardens, FL    121392    181    Team Coco's
5.    David Hudson        Clarksboro, NJ        17010    180    Mid Atl Masters Bicycle Org

Men's 45-49 Flying TT
Place    Name                City, State        Time    License    Bib    Team
1.    Todd Hayes            Ann Arbor, MI        11.484    111338    185    Chester County Cycling Foundation/Team Alliance Environmental
2.    Kirk Whiteman            Portland, OR        11.562    50761    178
3.    Matthew Diefenbach        Pottstown, PA        11.637    142263    177    Chester County Cycling Foundation/Team Alliance Environmental
4.    Brian Abers            Aloha, OR        11.659    1044    184    Bike Central
5.    Paul Malenke (1 - Cat4)        Granite Bay, CA        11.942    82738    140    Team Bicycles Plus/Team Bicycles Plus/Sierra Nevada
6.    Paul Drees (1 - Cat3)        Avondale, PA        12.075    193282    149    Morgan Stanley Cycling Team
7.    Joel Bertet (2 - Cat4)        Los Angeles, CA        12.079    236206    183    Velo Club LaGrange/Herbalife LaGrange
8.    Patrick Larabee D.C.        Longmont, CO        12.099    261207    179    Hammer Racing Team- TVG LTD.
9.    Dale Phillips (3 - Cat4)    Slatington, PA        12.124    224558    153    Lehigh Wheelmen Assoc
10.    Robert Bodamer            Humble, TX        12.133    47069    148    Matrix Cycling Club/Matrix/RBM

Men's Team Sprint 30+
Place    Name                City, State        Time        License    Bib    Team
1.    Peter Billington           San Rafael, CA        01:06.2     236147     33     ATOMIC/LTO
1.    Andrew Weathers           Houston, TX        01:06.2     37436     82     ATOMIC/LTO
1.    Ryan Crane (1 - Cat3)       Houston, TX        01:06.2     101485     36     ATOMIC/LTO
2.    Jonathan Fraley (1 - Cat2)       Menomonee Falls, WI    01:06.6     202651     3     OLD GUYS RETURN
2.    Andrew LaCorte (2 - Cat3)       Plainview, NY        01:06.6     80146     123     OLD GUYS RETURN
3.    Wesley Pierce           Seattle, WA        01:07.1     42453     35     HONEY BADGERS
3.    Jeffrey Whiteman (3 - Cat3)       Chicago, IL        01:07.1     181146     1     HONEY BADGERS
3.    Jason Garner (2 - Cat2)       Glenview, IL        01:07.1     42620     26     HONEY BADGERS
4.    Robert Kelly (4 - Cat3)       Littleton, CO        01:11.0     255218     90     HAMMER NCVV VIC'S
4.    Michael Dancel (1 - Cat4)       Dpo, AE            01:11.0     250229     50     HAMMER NCVV VIC'S
4.    Carleton Hall (2 - Cat4)       Falls Church, VA    01:11.0     296901     51     HAMMER NCVV VIC'S
5.    Chris Deardorff (3 - Cat4)       Camas, WA        01:11.1     323438     102     BRIHOP CYCLING
5.    Brian Kesselman           Portland, OR        01:11.1     350844     45     BRIHOP CYCLING
5.    Jamie Fitzgerald (4 - Cat4)       Portland, OR        01:11.1     302529     143     BRIHOP CYCLING
6.    Dale Phillips (5 - Cat4)       Slatington, PA        01:11.5     224558     153     DEDICATED FITNESS
6.    Jonathan Chambers (5 - Cat3)       Hellertown, PA        01:11.5     198998     9     DEDICATED FITNESS
6.    Brian Evans (6 - Cat4)       Macungie, PA        01:11.5     292568     31     DEDICATED FITNESS
7.    John Kim (6 - Cat3)           Beaverton, OR        DNS         299296     17     BEAVERTON BICYCLE
7.    Richard Nieto (8 - Cat4)       Columbia Station, OH    DNS         290560     125     BEAVERTON BICYCLE

Men's Time Trial 45-49
Place     Name                City, State    Time        License    Bib    Team
1.    David Klipper           Portland, OR    01:11.6     52453     136     Guinness Cycling Team
2.    Daniel Casper           Northfield, MN    01:11.9     214654     154     GrandStay Hotels
3.    Paul Drees (1 - Cat3)       Avondale, PA    01:13.0     193282     149     Morgan Stanley Cycling Team
4.    Robert Ryan (2 - Cat3)       Ringoes, NJ    01:13.9     31001     137     Somerset Wheelmen
5.    Jack Stepczynski (2 - Cat4)       Fort Worth, TX    01:14.0     164777     146     ThinkFinance Racing

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.


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