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Friday, February 3, 2023

Astana lifts the suspension of “Supermán” López



The Astana-Kazaqstan team has lifted the sanction against Colombian cyclist Miguel Ángel López “for lack of findings” in connection with the investigation into an alleged drug trafficking crime in which he was involved at the end of July for the runner You can take part in the Vuelta a Burgos and the Vuelta a España.

On July 22, upon his arrival at Adolfo Suárez-Madrid-Barajas Airport, “Supermán” López was met by agents of the Guardia Civil’s Central Operational Unit (UCO), who interrogated him and later released him.

It was later revealed that he was being investigated for an alleged crime of drug trafficking involving Spanish doctor Marcos Maynar, and the Kazakh team decided to suspend him while awaiting clarification on the case.

“Based on the information received, in the absence of any determinations made by the Spanish authorities or the UCI, the Astana Qazaqstan team are unable to maintain the suspension or withdraw the rider’s contractual rights. Miguel Ángel López rejoins the Astana Qazaqstan team on a provisional basis,” the team said.

In this way, the Colombian cyclist will compete in both the Vuelta a Burgos and the Vuelta a España. “The Astana Qazaqstan team has forwarded all the information received to the International Testing Agency, which is responsible for anti-doping investigations on behalf of the UCI. Situation.” Development of the situation,” he stressed.


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