page-steroidsCyclingnews reports that 2007 cyclo-cross silver medalist Jonathan Page may face suspension due to missed doping control.

Page failed to submit himself to doping testing on Nov. 29 at the fourth round or the UCI’s World Cup in Koksijde, Belgium. He said he was unaware he was selected to undergo doping control, saying he pulled out of the World Cup race after he suffered a crash on the third lap.

According to the 32-year-old rider, he received a letter on Dec. 19, informing him that he missed a doping control at the race. He now awaits a hearing from the United States Anti-Doping Agency which can suspend him for two years if he’s found guilty of doping infringement.

“I’m relying on a hearing from USADA and I can only hope that they listen to our story that is was nothing but a stupid mistake,” Page said to Cyclingnews.

Though no one is accusing him of using anabolic steroids, the UCI’s cyclo-cross coordinator Peter Van den Abeele confirmed to sport.be that Page didn’t show up for the post-race control in Koksijde. “When I talked with Page about this he was devastated and really upset,” UCI’s cyclocross Peter Van den Abeele said. “He was so upset by the news that he didn’t start in Zolder despite having the right to start in the race.”

“He can’t escape some sort of punishment but I’m certainly not the man to judge on that,” Van den Abeele added.

Page’s wife, Cori, blames herself for her husband’s predicament.

“I didn’t remember to go to the finish line to check for doping at the end of the race. I’m usually his backup and I failed,” said Cori. “Our second backup is a guy who is at most of the races helping another rider. He checks the control list, too, but on the days where there are chaperones no one worries because the riders will be picked up and escorted to the control. Koksijde was a race with chaperones.”

Page had a blood test done by his doctor as part of his regular checkup. The results indicated no EPO or other performance enhancing drugs.