Miguel Ángel López receives four-year doping ban

Lengthy ban relates to findings from 2022 Giro d’Italia

Miguel Angel Lopez at the 2022 Tour of the Alps
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Miguel Ángel López has been banned for four years for using a prohibited substance, the UCI has announced. 

The UCI’s anti-doping tribunal found the Colombian guilty of an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) for the use and possession of Menotropin, a banned substance. The charges date back to 2022 when López was competing during the Giro d’Italia that year. 

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Tom Thewlis

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