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Williams handed two-year ban by USADA

Kenny Williams has been one of the USA's most successful masters racers after a strong elite career.

Kenny Williams has been one of the USA's most successful masters racers after a strong elite career. (Image credit: Rob Evans)

Kenny Williams has been handed a two-year ban by the United States Anti-doping Agency (USADA) as a result of a positive drug test at the USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships in August.

Williams tested positive for an unnamed anabolic agent in a test conducted by the USADA on August 21. In the wake of the initial finding the 42-year-old admitted, on September 21, to knowingly taking steroid Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and was provisionally suspended by the USA Cycling Federation from that date.

The USADA reported on Wednesday that Williams has accepted the ban, which will end on September 21, 2011.

Williams is also required to return medals, points and prizes awarded after July 27, the date he admitted to having first used DHEA. USA Cycling has confirmed that Williams will be stripped of the 3000 metre individual pursuit and kilometre time trial titles he claimed at the Championships in August.

Williams' victory in the 40-44 3000 metre individual pursuit had been achieved in an unofficial world record time of 3:26.097.

Accordingly, USA Cycling has removed Williams from the results of the Championships and instated James Tainter and Jason Sprouse as the respective National Champions in the 40-44 kilo and 3000 metre individual pursuit.

Williams' removal from the results has resulted in the following revisions to the men's 40-44 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championship results:

1-Kilometre Time Trial
1James Tainter (Minneapolis, Minn/Silver Cycling)
2Aron Gadhia (Los Angeles, Calif/Kahala La Grange)
3Roger Hernandez (Miami, Fla/Nitroshot Cycling Team)
4Pekka Jaske (Sammamish, Wash/First Rate Mortgage)
5Michael Paulin (Aurora, Colo/Hammer Racing)

Points Race
1Clark Sheehan (Boulder, Colo)
2Keith Harper (Boulder, Colo)
3Michael Hutchinson (San Jose, Calif/Morgan Stanley Cycling Team)
4Mike McMahon (Lake Forest, Calif/Team Velocity)
5Jason Sprouse (Asheville, NC/Industry Nine)

3000-metre pursuit
1Jason Sprouse (Asheville, NC/Industry Nine)
2James Tainter (Minneapolis, Minn/Silver Cycling)
3Kevin Nicol (Boulder, Colo/Excelsportscom)
4Daniel Casper (Northfield, Minn/GrandStay Hotels)
5Michael Miller (Birdsboro, Pa/Team Alliance Environmental)

1James Tainter (Minneapolis, Minn/Silver Cycling)
2Jason Sprouse (Asheville, NC/industry Nine)
3Roger Hernandez (Miami, Fla/Nitroshot Cycling Team)
4Stephen Hill (Winston, Ga/LTO Velo)
5Clark Sheehan (Boulder, Colo)

Team Pursuit
1Michael Miller (Birdsboro, Pa/Alliance Environmental), Daniel Casper (Northfield, Minn/Grandstay Hotels), Scott Kasin (Carbondale, Colo/Matrix/RBM), James Tainter (Minneapolis, Minn/Silver Cycling)
2Robert Black (Albrightsville, Pa/Saroff Racing), Christopher Regan (Washington DC/ Saroff Racing), Don Saroff (Alexandria, Va / Saroff Racing), Andrew Applegate (Black Mountain, NC/ Saroff Racing)
3Dave Gray (Little Canada, Minn/Flanders), Voytek Glinkowski (Buffalo Grove, Ill/WDT/Allvoi), Franco Panveno (Highland Park, Ill/Alberto’s), Kevin Schaeffer (Minneapolis, Minn/Loon State Cyclists)
4Greg Wilson (Northglen, Colo/EastSide Wheelmen), Robert Kelly (Littleton, Colo), Barry Messmer (Red Feather Lakes, Colo/Vic’s Espresso) Gerald Greenleaf (Boulder, Colo/Vic’s Espresso)

1Keith Harper (Boulder, Colo), Clark Sheehan (Boulder, Colo)
2Gregory Pent (Boulder, Colo/Rocky Mounts), Daniel Lionberg (Fort Collins, Colo/Team Rio Grande)
3Mike McMahon (Lake Forest, Calif/Team Velocity), Sean Watkins (Oceanside, Calif)
4Brent J Hanlin (Denver, Colo/Michelob Ultra), Patrick Warner (Boulder, Colo)
5Brian Peterson (Redwood City, Calif/Webcor), Sheldon Serrao (Coral Springs, FlaChampion Porsche)


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