Superman López: “I don’t have any doping problem”

Shortly after his debut with Team Medellín, Miguel Ángel López once again defended himself against the accusations for his alleged relationship with Marcos Maynar, doctor investigated for trafficking unauthorized drugs in Spain, and the alleged use of menotropin, a substance that is considered doping, before the Giro d’Italia 2022.

The Colombian cyclist, who ended his relationship with Astana last December, regretted how he left the Kazakh team, with which he had previously renewed his contract, and He showed his calm in front of the different versions, reaffirming that “he does not have any doping problem”. Now he is concentrating on the new season and still dreams of returning to the European World Tour.

“It was somewhat complicated because I was practically assimilated (to continue in Astana), in my environment, my family and I. we had already assimilated it because the team was already aware of the situationthere was no problem and that is why it was renegotiated and everything went ahead ”, Said Superman in an interview with Cycling DNA.

And he added: “We were fine, calm, without any worries. I am not doped, I do not have a doping problem, my biological passport is intact and from one moment to the next it was as if the floor had been taken from you and leaving that way was something hard (…) I think the support of my wife, children and family was important. Deep down we know that we have no problems”.

At the end of last year, the daily The country He reported that López would have received a menotropin injection in Budapestshortly before starting the Giro d’Italia, and the abc He added that according to the investigation, Said substance would have caused an inflammation that prevented him from continuing in the Italian race.

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That was after Astana terminated their bond for “new elements that show the probable connection of Miguel Ángel López with Dr. Marcos Maynar”. At the time, the broker stated that he will take legal action in defense of his rights.

Superman López on his arrival at Team Medellín and his future

On January 8, Team Medellín made official the relationship of López for the 2023 season. Because of the case against him, it was difficult for him to stay on a World Tour team, but he still has the desire to return to the highest category of cycling and compete in the grand tours.

“They are things in life, that maybe you have to go back a little step, take a momentum and take a giant step. We are in those, in a year that I am motivated, happy because I am going to have beautiful races. It is a regret that it is not a calendar like the one of years ago, but I am very excited to run here in my country”, pointed out the Boyacá cyclist.

“For me they have been difficult years, Movistar’s year was not a super year, this 2022 was a bit complicated, they are two years in a row with a bit of inconvenience. It has been difficult to stay focused, getting results (…) I am going to let everything clear up a bit, that it turns out well, I have faith, I have no problem with what is being said. Let it be whatever, whatever comes for later. I still see myself doing good results in the Grand Tours, I’m 28 years old, but I see myself giving a good battle for at least 5 or 6 years in the WorldTour”, he concluded.

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