Óscar Sevilla shares thoughts on new teammate Miguel Ángel López: "I hope it's different for him than it was for me"

Óscar Sevilla and Miguel Ángel López, who are both currently competing in the Vuelta a San Juan, possess many similarities.

Lopez was dismissed from Astana last season, and he had to find a new shelter, Medellín-EPM. Something similar happened with Sevilla when he was in his prime. "I hope it's different for him than it was for me, I hope he is treated better and gets more understanding and that he can get rid of this thing," Sevilla said.

He further added, "I haven't spoken about it with him, but Miguel Ángel is young – he's still only 28 – and he has a long career ahead of him, so I hope it's nothing. I hope he can resolve the issues and get back to riding the biggest races."

Despite not being directly implicated in a drug trafficking inquiry, his association with Dr Marcos Maynar, who is at the centre of the investigation, earned him a bad reputation and no professional teams were willing to take a chance on him. "Miguel Ángel is in limbo, which is also what happened to us. It's not a formal thing: he hasn't been suspended by a judge or by the UCI or by anybody, so it's quite complicated. Let's hope in this case it can be resolved,” concluded Sevilla.

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