Colombian cyclist Miguel Ángel ‘Supermán’ López is not being investigated by the Civil Guard in Operation Ilex for drug trafficking
The Benemérita only checked López’s luggage at Madrid airport during a routine check and found nothing suspicious
Colombian cyclist Miguel Ángel ‘Supermán’ López is not being investigated by the Civil Guard as part of Operation Ilex for drug trafficking, despite being suspended by his team, AstanaCivil Guard sources informed Efe.
Despite whatn investigative sources initially reported that he was under investigationand even, some mean that he was arrested, The Civil Guard simply checked ‘Supermán’ López’s luggage at Madrid airport during a routine check and found nothing suspicious.
In all cases, The name of the cyclist appears in the case followed by the court number 4 of Cáceres for drug trafficking and in which the professor of the University of Extremadura Marcos Maynar is the subject of an investigation, who years ago was accused of administering doping substances to athletes.
After news of the cyclist spread over the past few hours, his team issued a statement on Friday explaining that the news released Thursday that the rider was under investigation “took them by surprise. “and at the moment they lack details.
“In this sense, the team has decided to suspend Miguel Ángel López from any activity within the team until all the circumstances of the case are clarified.“, adds the press release from Astana.
Meanwhile, the athlete’s lawyers, Javier de las Heras and Alfredo Gómez, have sent a statement to Efe in which they assure that they contacted him and categorically deny that he was detained at the airport of Madrid and assure that “never in his life suffered any arrest”.
In addition, The cyclist “categorically denies having any relationship/participation in any criminal act related to the distribution of unauthorized drugs or any other product mentioned in the information published yesterday“.
‘Supermán’ López maintains, according to his lawyers, that “from the point of view of sports ethics he has always been respectful of the rules that regulate it, as evidenced by his professional career” and affirms that “despite the surprise at the situation , he is confident that all extremes will be clarified”.