Miguel Angel Lopez It was news during the week as a result of information that circulated about the alleged investigation in which he was involved before the Spanish authorities. Supposedly, the cyclist had been arrested on his arrival in Iberian territory for a case of drug trafficking.
Later, Agencia EFE reported that the Civil Guard I wasn’t investigating the Colombian. However, his team, Astana from Kazakhstan, as soon as the boyacense’s alleged problem became known, decided to remove him from any competition.
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However, everything indicates that, given the lack of evidence and possible misinformation, the cycling squad could enable it and it would reappear in the Vuelta Burgos.
“That hasn’t been decided yet, but there is a chance it will be. Between today and tomorrow the decision will be made. What we hope is that Alexander Vinokurov, the team manager, analyzes the issue and gives us the endorsement,” team manager Giuseppe Martinelli told El Tiempo.
The Vuelta Burgos will start on August 2 and will be extended until the 6th of the same month. For this race, the presence of Colombians such as Fernando Gaviria (UAE Emirates), Esteban Chaves (EF Edcuation) and Iván Ramiro Sosa (Movistar Team) has already been confirmed.