According to information released by Miguel Ángel López’s office, this Wednesday (15), the cyclist filed a claim for compensation with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his former team Asana Qazaqstan, claiming that his dismissal was unfair because he was accused of have links with the doctor Marcos Maynar.
“The Colombian has a team of lawyers specializing in sports law, who are taking a lawsuit to the Swiss Court of Arbitration for Sport, on the grounds that there were no grounds for terminating his contract with the Kazakh team,” said the cyclist advisory in a statement.
Miguel Ángel López reported that he was cleared after performing a doping test and that he still has a valid UCI racing license. In view of the lawsuit, the Court of Auditors blocked around €1.7 million, to guarantee the possible wages that were not paid and the damages committed in the termination of the contract.
In a statement, the athlete’s advisory states that his departure from Asana Qazaqstan interfered with his career: “His value is not questioned among the big teams, but the resignation of Asana made it difficult for him to join another WorldTour team”.