Miguel Ángel López welcomes neo-pro Tejada's Tour de France selection

Miguel Angel Lopez and Harold Tejada in action at La Route d'Occitanie. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Miguel Ángel López’s first Tour de France appearance had been earmarked since last winter, but Harold Tejada, the other Colombian debutant in Astana’s line-up, was a later addition to the roster, securing his selection thanks to a sparkling series of displays since the cycling season resumed in early August.

The 23-year-old performed strongly in support of Aleksandr Vlasov at the Route d’Occitanie and he was to the fore again two days later at the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge, where he helped Vlasov to victory and claimed 6th place for himself.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.