Miguel Ángel López handed four-year doping ban for “use and possession” of human growth hormone during 2022 Giro d’Italia

May 29, 2024

Tour de France stage winner and grand tour podium finisher Miguel Ángel López has been slapped with a four-year suspension by the UCI, after the world governing body’s Anti-Doping Tribunal ruled that the 30-year-old was guilty of possessing and using the human growth hormone menotropin during the 2022 Giro d’Italia, which López abandoned on stage four.

The mercurial Colombian climber was sacked by Astana – the team he represented for seven of his eight seasons as a professional in Europe – in December 2022 after the Kazakh squad claimed that it “had discovered new elements” linking him to alleged doping doctor Marcos Maynar. Road.cc