Miguel Ángel López suspended by Astana-Qazaqstan over reported links to doctor under police investigation

Team suspend Colombian rider until circumstances of the Police investigation are clarified

Miguel Angel Lopez at the 2022 Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Astana-Qazaqstan has announced this morning that their Colombian climber, Miguel Ángel López has been suspended due to reports in Spanish media of his links to a controversial doctor currently under police investigation. 

According to reports from Spanish media source Ciclo 21, López was intercepted by agents from the Central Operation Unit (UCO), part of the Guardia Civil at Madrid-Barajas airport after arriving on a flight from Colombia earlier this week.

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