Page clears a hurdle

American Jonathan Page has been cleared of a doping violation by the United States Anti-Doping...

American Jonathan Page has been cleared of a doping violation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, the rider reported on his web site Friday. Page was notified last month that he had missed a doping control at the Koksijde World Cup – a race he abandoned after crashing. Page explained last month that he had sought medical assistance after the crash and was unaware he had been called for a random control.

Page was given an expedited hearing by the anti-doping agency so that his case could be resolved before the World Cyclo-cross Championships in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands, next week. The move clears him to race, but the UCI can still appeal the decision.

USA Cycling announced its roster for the World Championships last week, naming four out of five potential starters in the men's field. It has not yet been announced if Page will be added to the team in the fifth roster position.

Stay tuned to Cyclingnews for more details on the story as it unfolds.

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