Colombian cycling star Miguel Ángel López banned until July 2027 for use of Menotropin

VALLE FERTIL ARGENTINA JANUARY 23 Miguel Angel Lopez of Colombia and Team Medellin EPM prior to the 39th Vuelta a San Juan International 2023 Stage 2 a 2011km stage from Valle Fertil to Jachal VueltaSJ2023 on January 23 2023 in Valle Fertil Argentina Photo by Maximiliano BlancoGetty Images
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The UCI have announced that Colombian cycling star Miguel Ángel López has received a four-year ban for doping.

In a long-running case, López, 30, has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation for “use and possession of a prohibited substance, Menotropin,” the UCI press release said, during the 2022 Giro d’Italia.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.