April 14, 2024

The Worldwide Biking Union (UCI) has selected Tuesday to “provisionally droop” the Colombian runner Miguel Angel ‘Superman’ Lopez, after having investigated him because of a “potential violation of anti-doping guidelines to be used and possession of a prohibited substance within the weeks previous to the Giro d’Italia 2022”.

In response to an investigation by Dr. Marcos Maynar carried out by the Worldwide Testing Company (ITA), which incorporates proof obtained by the Spanish Civil Guard and the Spanish Fee for the Struggle towards Doping in Sport (CELAD), the UCI has notified ‘Superman’ Lopez of his potential violation of anti-doping laws.

“Following the overview of the knowledge and materials offered by the ITA on June 26 and July 7, 2023, the Colombian rider has been notified of a potential anti-doping rule violation to be used and possession of a prohibited substance within the weeks main as much as the Giro d’Italia 2022,” the UCI has indicated on its web site.

“The UCI has determined to provisionally droop the rider pending the ultimate choice,” the press launch confused. “Since January 1, 2021, the operations of the UCI anti-doping program have been delegated to the ITA,” recalled the UCI textual content.

Investigations into potential anti-doping rule violations are subsequently carried out independently by the ITA and, as soon as accomplished, its result’s forwarded to the UCI for outcomes administration functions. No additional remark shall be made at this stage of the process,” the be aware concluded.