Miguel Angel Lopez has been cleared to resume racing just after Astana Qazaqstan confirmed the lifting of the Colombian’s suspension.
Lopez, by means of his legal professionals, denied any allegation of wrongdoing and Astana have now ended his suspension after an “absence of any finding” by the police or the UCI.
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The crew mentioned in a assertion: “Next the information of Miguel Angel Lopez’s questioning by Spanish police in connection with an investigation on Dr. Maynar, Astana Qazaqstan Group suspended Miguel Angel Lopez pending clarification of the position of the proceedings.
“Based mostly on the data gained, Astana Qazaqstan Group was encouraged that in the absence of any locating by both the Spanish authorities or the UCI, it was not in a position to go on the suspension or additional deprive the rider of his contractual legal rights.
“Miguel Angel Lopez is so provisionally reintegrated as aspect of Astana Qazaqstan Workforce and will return to the previously agreed racing plan (Vuelta a Burgos and then Vuelta a Espana).
“Astana Qazaqstan Workforce has forwarded all the information and facts been given to the International Tests Company, which is in charge of anti-doping investigations on behalf of the UCI. The crew will keep an eye on the circumstance intently and will not be reluctant to just take resolute measures depending on the growth of the scenario.”
Lopez returned to the Kazakh team at the start off of 2022 just after a single period with Movistar.
The 28-yr-old was compelled to abandon the Giro d’Italia this calendar year, his 3rd consecutive Grand Tour DNF, and has not raced due to the fact leaving the race on Stage 4.
The Colombian completed third at La Vuelta in 2018 and is very likely to once more presume a leadership position in Spain.
The race commences in Utrecht on August 19.
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Resource: Euro Athletics