López looks for right moment at his inaugural Tour de France

ORCIERES FRANCE SEPTEMBER 01 Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno of Colombia and Astana Pro Team during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 4 a 1605km stage from Sisteron to OrcieresMerlette 1825m TDF2020 LeTour on September 01 2020 in Orcieres France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Colombian Miguel Angel López Astana Pro Team is in top 10 after stage 9 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Miguel Angel López believes the days of long-range Tour de France mountain raids are gone, but insisted he still has opportunities to shine in what he described as "a very, very open race."

The Colombian had mostly ridden a faultless opening week, notably riding strongly in the stage 7 crosswinds with his Astana teammates. He hit the rest day down in ninth place after a disappointing second day in the Pyrenees. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.