Colombian cyclist Miguel Angel Lopez will leave Movistar on October 1, the Spanish team announced on Saturday.
“Abarca Sports announces today the resolution by mutual agreement of the contract of the rider Miguel Angel Lopez, as of October 1st,” the team said on Twitter. Lopez wrote: “It is the best decision we could make. Thanks to everyone at Movistar Team for the opportunity.”
Lopez, nicknamed ‘Superman’, joined Movistar from Astana for the 2021 season and won stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana last month.
But he pulled out at stage 20, sitting third overall, amid rumors of a disagreement with the team. Lopez issued an apology afterwards and said: “We are humans, not machines.”
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