Lopez eyes Tour de France podium after lone stage win on Col de la Loze

Stage winner Team Astana rider Colombias Miguel Angel Lopez celebrates on the podium after winning atop the Loze pass Col de la Loze at the end of the 17th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 170 km between Grenoble and Meribel on September 16 2020 Photo by Stuart Franklin POOL AFP Photo by STUART FRANKLINPOOLAFP via Getty Images
Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After the Giro d'Italia and then the Vuelta a España in 2018, two years later and following his fine solo win at stage 17 atop Col de la Loze in the Tour de France, Colombia's Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) has taken a huge step towards a securing a third Grand Tour podium in his career.

López stormed away in the closing kilometres of the Col de la Loze as he followed up a move by Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) then found himself alone as the American dropped back to work for teammate Primož Roglič.

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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.