Miguel Ángel López abandons Vuelta a España after being told to stop chasing Roglič group, source claims

The Colombian was on the podium at the start of the day before missing a move in the GC group that saw him plummet down the standings

Miguel Ángel López
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Two days after standing atop the podium after winning the queen stage of the 2021 Vuelta a España, Miguel Ángel López was off the podium and out of the race, having abandoned in circumstances not clear in the hours following stage 20.

The Colombian had been looking good for the third spot on the podium, behind team-mate Enric Mas in second place, in what was set to be a successful home Grand Tour for Movistar.

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