The Team Medellín rider highlighted the decision of the Cómbita rider and stated that the two have been victims of injustice. Team Medellin – Colprensa
Miguel Ángel López, who this season competes for Team Medellín, referred to Nairo Quintana’s decision to stay in the professional competition, despite the fact that he still has not found a team for 2023, and will continue working until he finds a squad that allows him to run in the most important competitions of the old continent. The former Astana rider is competing in the Vuelta a San Juan that takes place in Argentina.
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The new Team Medellín rider will be present at the Vuelta a San Juan, where he will reunite with his former team
At a press conference, Nairo Quintana denied the rumors that he was going to put an end to his sports career and assured that even if he is without a team, he would continue preparing to compete again officially as soon as possible.
The man born in Cómbita, Boyacá, also stated that he is in good physical condition and that he received several invitations from different Colombian teams, but he rejected the proposals because his goal is to continue racing in Europe.
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”Although it is true that I still do not have a team, I am a cyclist who is still available to wear a jersey and give my best on the road. Without a doubt, my track record supports me. Pedaling I reminded the Colombians that it is possible to win against the best, that we can climb to the top of the podium”, affirmed the Colombian rider.
The Colombian cyclist is looking for a team for 2023. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
“I am an honest runner, I always have been,” Nairo Quintana forcefully stated, referring to the situation that arose in the last Tour de France in which he was disqualified because in two tests they carried out the use of tramadol, a substance confirmed. prohibited but not illegal by the UCI.
The tribute of Team Medellín to Lionel Messi during the presentation of the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina
The phrase “You look silly”, the number 10 of Lionel Messi and the colors of the current world champion’s flag caused a sensation in the event prior to the start of the competition
The Colombian went to the TAS and it ruled in favor of the competition. This situation caused him to terminate his contract with Arkéa-Samsic and since then he has not competed officially again.
Miguel Ángel López, who was linked to the doctor Marcos Maynar, accused of forming a doping network, and for this reason was expelled from the Astana Qazaqstan Team, a team with which he raced for six years, stated that he has his papers in order and could compete in any team in the world, however, he made the decision to return to the country with the aim of continuing in competition and leaving behind everything that happened, at least for this 2023 season.
The Pasca cyclist referred in a conversation with the EFE Agency to the decision of the Cómbita rider and stressed that both have suffered from “injustices”, but he was confident that the former Arkéa-Samsic rider was going to make the right decision to continue competing .
“I knew that Nairo was not going to retire, it was all speculation that was going nowhere. Nairo does not give up just like that because he is a great fighter, a person who gets what he wants. I’m sure he’s going to keep fighting.”
And he added, “We are both young, I am 28 years old and Nairo is 32, we have several good years of cycling left and due to the injustices of life we are not going to give up. I’m going to keep going and thinking about competing”.
The Bora Hansgrohe runner said he highlighted Nairo Quintana’s [email protected] – Instagram
Several riders have spoken about the situation of Nairo Quintana and have celebrated his decision not to retire from professional cycling.
The Colombian cyclist Sergio Higuita also stated that, “for me it is a wise decision because a cyclist of the stature of Nairo cannot retire like this with this scenario. Let’s hope he can get a team, that he returns to the WorldTour the way he wants. You have to have faith because he is one of our greatest references ”.
And he stressed that Nairo, “is one of our most important brokers. He is the winningest cyclist in Latin America, he is too important, one of the best in the world in the history of cycling. He has great potential, he still has it. Staying active for so many years, he is a cyclist who shows professionalism, dedication and sacrifice ”.
The ex-cyclist Jarlinson Pantano, who was sanctioned for the consumption of EPO, in a talk with Blu Radio assured that, “I feel that the UCI is a mafia. After all, you know what you’ve done and today I see that it’s a mafia. Nairo is being blamed for tramadol, a substance prohibited by the Movement for Credible Cycling, where the team to which Nairo belonged participates. (…) I feel, with the case of Nairo and Miguel Ángel López, that the UCI wants to damage the image of us Colombians and it is succeeding. Why don’t European teams want to have a Nairo Quintana right now? Because they damaged his image ”.
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