Colorado Springs, Colo. — USADA announced today that James Martin of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, an athlete in the sport of cycling, has received a two-year suspension for committing an anti-doping rule violation by failing to appear for testing.
Martin, 40, failed to appear to provide a sample at the New Jersey Criterium Championships on May 18, 2014, in Evesham Township, New Jersey. Failure to appear for testing is a violation of the applicable rules under the USADA Protocol for Olympic 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.
Martin’s two-year period of ineligibility began on August 15, 2014, the date the sanction was imposed. As a result of the violation, Martin has been disqualified from all competitive results achieved on and subsequent to May 18, 2014, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.
In the last few years, Martin has competed in a mix of masters and open-category races.