Bad news for Colombia in the Giro d’Italia. Miguel Ángel López, boss of Astana in the first big of the season, He retired this Tuesday in stage 4 after being affected in a fall.
At kilometer 15 of the day this Tuesday, a fall of several cyclists, including Simon Yates, Alejandro Valverde and the Colombian Miguel Ángel López, ended with the forced departure of the Astana leader, who was the most prominent man in his squad.
“Unfortunately, Miguel Ángel had to drop out shortly after Stage 4 began. For the last few days he had been suffering from a hip injury left,” Astana reported on social media.
In the fourth stage, the peloton will travel 1,750 kilometers and 3,500 meters of elevation gain before reaching the finish line, which ends with a first-class climb. Also, there will be two intermediate sprints uphill over 136.5 kilometers and 146.5.