Movistar renews Superman López until 2023

The telephone team announced this Thursday the renewal of the Colombian cyclist for the next two seasons before the start of La Vuelta this Saturday in Burgos.

The Movistar team has taken an important step this Thursday to define the future of the team in the medium term with the renewal of the Colombian cyclist Miguel Ángel 'Superman' López for the next two seasons. In this way, López, who arrived at Movistar this season and had only signed for one year, will continue to be linked to the Movistar structure at least until 2023 thanks to the results obtained this season, among which the Villarrrodrigo stage and the general of the Vuelta a Andalucía and the triumph in the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge.

The announcement comes two days before the start of La Vuelta at Burgos Cathedral, where López, who will share the leader's stripes with Enric Mas, will try to make a good performance after not being able to shine in the Tour de France because of the falls. López himself thus manifested the news in a video broadcast by Movistar. "I am very happy, I have just signed my renewal with Movistar for two more years and I am very happy and very motivated for what is to come. These next two years I would love to achieve some very important victory and fight for a great return that has always been it has been my dream since I started cycling. "

For his part, Eusebio Unzué, team manager, celebrated in this way López's renewal in statements collected by the Movistar team. "This year has been very difficult for Miguel Ángel, partly after having contracted the coronavirus before the first concentration in Almería. Fortunately, and with the Tour far away, he was able to recover from COVID-19 and his injury and lead the team in the Tour, in addition to showing his winning character in the team in Andalusia and in the Mont Ventoux classic. He had no luck in the Tour de France and the race knocked him out. Having him with us for the next few years is an important reinforcement for him. future of the team. Obviously he will seek to succeed in the three-week races but he can also achieve good results in the one-week races, since many of them are adapted to his characteristics. His skills and Enric's should allow us to be with the greats names in many moments of the season ".

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