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Pennsylvania masters racer sanctioned for 8 months after positive test

Michael Miller of Morgantown, Pennsylvania, has accepted an 8-month ban from cycling after he tested positive for a banned stimulant at USA Cycling's masters track nationals in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania in July.

Michael Miller of Morgantown, Pennsylvania, has accepted an 8-month ban from cycling after he tested positive for a banned stimulant at USA Cycling’s masters track nationals in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania in July.

Miller, 42, tested positive for methylhexaneamine, in a sample collected on July 27, according to the U.S. Ant-Doping Agency.

The World Anti-Doping Agency classifies methylhexaneamine as a “Specified Substance,” that can result in a reduced sanction.

Miller’s suspension began September 2, 2011, the day he accepted a provisional suspension. As a result of the sanction, Miller is also disqualified from all results obtained during the Masters Track Nationals, which began on July 26, 2011, as well as any other competitive results obtained after that date.