Marcos Maynar publicly vouches for innocence of Miguel Ángel López

Miguel Angel Lopez at Vuelta a San Juan
Miguel Angel Lopez at Vuelta a San Juan (Image credit: Getty Images)

Marcos Maynar, the doctor at the heart of a Spanish anti-doping investigation, has publicly vouched for the innocence of Miguel Ángel López, whose alleged links to Maynar saw him fired by Astana Qazaqstan

Speaking to Spanish news agency EFE ahead of a court appearance on Wednesday, Maynar apparently confirmed his links to López but said he'd only offered the Colombian nutritional support (as EFE put it) and "nothing more". 

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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.