Cyclist Jason White has received a two-year ban from UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) for refusing to take part in a drug test in September.
UKAD attempted to test White, who finished first in the British Cycling rankings in 2011, at the conclusion of the Richardsons-Trek Road Team Road Race on September 28, but the rider refused to provide a sample.
White took part in a recorded interview with UKAD representatives in October, where he admitted he had refused, without compelling justification, to participate in the test.
He also admitted to committing an Anti-Doping Rule Violation contrary to Article 2.3.
Under Article 2.3, White will now be ineligible to compete for two years – the standard length for a first offence – starting on November 12, 2014.
UKAD confirmed to Cycling Weekly that the rider in question finished third in the September race, with White’s BC registration number also correlating to that held by the authority.
White took third place in the UCI World Masters Championships Scratch Race, in the 40-44 age group, in October, while his only win in 2014 came at March’s Wally Gimber Trophy.
Before White, the most recent British cyclist to receive a ban was former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who was hit with a two-year suspension in September.
When CW tried to contact White’s team earlier today, Clay Cross Road Team, the rider was not available for comment.