Graham Aldredge, of Flagstaff, Arizona, an athlete in the sport of cycling, according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency has acknowledged committing an anti-doping rule violation and has accepted his sanction.
The 22-year-old Aldredge failed to appear to provide a sample at the BMC Racing Cup (Gränichen), on June 17, 2012, in, Gränichen Switzerland. A failure to appear 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.
The cycling athlete accepted a sanction resulting in a 16-month period of ineligibility, beginning on June 17, 2012, the date he failed to appear and provide a sample. The United States Anti-Doping Agency was informed by Aldredge that he failed to do his due diligence in determining whether he had been selected to provide a sample for anti-doping testing after withdrawing from the race due to illness. Aldredge, as a result of the sanction, is also disqualified from all results obtained during any competition in which he competed in beginning on June 17, 2012, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.