'I miss the magic of cycling 12 years ago,' says Miguel Ángel López

The Colombian says when racing he always focuses on the feelings in his legs rather than numbers on a computer

Miguel Ángel López at the Vuelta a España (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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2020 may be the last year Miguel Ángel López will be able to regularly compete for the white jersey, although after wins in the classification these past two years his time is already up at the Giro d'Italia with the cut-off being 25 not 26, yet the Colombian is already reminiscing on simpler times.

Despite his relative youth, the Astana rider has spoken of his yearning for a cycling era that existed when he could only dream of being in the WorldTour growing up in his native Colombia. López prefers to attack and take the race to his rivals, rather than extended wars of attrition and focusing on watts, trusting science rather than sensations.

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