American mountain bike racer Alice Pennington is the latest US cyclist to receive a one-year suspension for failing to show up for antidoping control. Pennington missed the test after the NORBA Series Finals in Snowmass, Colorado, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Wednesday. The announcement comes on the heels of news that two cyclists, Jason Sager and Cale Redpath, were given the same sanction for missing antidoping controls at the NORBA National Mountain Bike Series Race #4 in Deer Valley, Utah, in July.
Pennington, of Hood River, Ore., will be barred from competition effective Aug. 12, the date of the Snomass event. All three of the sanctioned riders dropped out of the races in question, leading to speculation that riders were not instructed properly on antidoping control procedures.