The Astana Qazaqstan group introduced they’ve severed their contract with Colombian rider Miguel Angel López after receiving new details about his ties to Dr Marcos Maynar Mariño.
“Astana Qazaqstan Crew found new components displaying Miguel Angel López’ possible reference to Dr Marcos Maynar,” the assertion stated.
“Accordingly, the group had no different resolution than to finish the contract between group and rider, based mostly on breaches of stated contract and inside group guidelines, with fast impact.”
Authorities arrested Dr Marcos Maynar Mariño on Could 11, someday after López deserted the Giro. He was charged with against the law in opposition to public well being, drug trafficking and cash laundering. Maynar is a professor on the College of Extremadura. The Civil Guard searched his Physiology Laboratory within the School of Sports activities Sciences. The case was referred to the Investigating Courtroom quantity 4.
Astana Qazaqstan added that “to protect the rights of the group and the rider no additional feedback shall be made.”
Astana suspended López in July after studying of alleged hyperlinks between him and Maynar, which López, by means of his legal professional, vigorously denied. “He flatly denies having any relationship or participation in any legal act associated to the distribution of unauthorized medicines or another product referred to within the information revealed yesterday,” the lawyer stated on the time. The group “provisionally” reinstated him two weeks later.
A doping investigation Operacion Ilex is presently underway in Spain, although a press release launched by the Guardia Civil on the investigation didn’t identify any of these beneath investigation. It started in January 2021 when the Guardia Civil started investigating a suspected doping ring close to Cáceres in western Spain. Two individuals have been arrested and 6 people are beneath investigation.
Very like Operacion Puerto, the investigation uncovered coded messages and banned substances together with Actovegin, Theophylline and Menotropin and recognized prospects in Portugal, Guipuzcoa within the Basque Nation and Castellon in japanese Valencia.