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Miguel Ángel López signs for Medellín EPM after Astana dismissal

Astana had no choice but to fire Miguel Angel López, says Vinokourov

Miguel Ángel López will race for Colombian Continental outfit Team Medellín EPM in 2023 in the wake of his dismissal from Astana-Qazaqstan for his links to Dr Marcos Maynar, a Spanish university professor and doctor who is currently under investigation for allegedly forming part of a drug-trafficking ring.

López was provisionally suspended by Astana in the summer, but the team reinstated him ahead of the Vuelta a España, citing a lack of evidence. The Colombian subsequently placed fourth overall at the Vuelta, but he was sacked by Astana in December after the team received new information about his ties to Maynar.

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