Cycling star Miguel Angel Lopez is ‘KIDNAPPED in Colombia and held at his family home as robbers steal £653,000 from him in terrifying ordeal, while they also take his phone and car’
- Miguel Angel Lopez is a Colombian cyclist who is currently part of Team Medellin
- He was kidnapped by robbers, who stole more than half a million pounds
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Colombian cyclist Miguel Angel Lopez was reportedly kidnapped by robbers and had more than half a million pounds stolen from him.
Lopez – who is currently provisionally suspended from the sport due to a potential anti-doping rule violation, which he denies – was approached near a farm he owns in the Colombian town of Pesca.
The report goes onto state that Lopez was held against his will at his family home for several hours, before being eventually set free.
The 29-year-old had £653,000 taken from him, along with his Ford truck and mobile phone.
After being freed, he went to his nearby police station, where he filed a report to the police, with Colombian media explaining the incident occurred at around 5pm on Thursday.
Miguel Angel Lopez (right) was kidnapped and had more than half a million pounds stolen
The 29-year-old had £653,000 taken from him, along with his Ford truck and mobile phone
Colonel María Margarita Mantilla said: ‘They detained him and stole his Ford truck, a cell phone and $800,000 (£653,000).
‘Around 10:30 at night, Lopez approached the Sogamoso police station and filed a complaint’
Lopez has ridden for the Movistar, Astana and Medellin teams, before his career was put on hold due to the aforementioned potential anti-doping rule violation, with his provisional suspension announced in July.
He spent five years with Astana between 2015 to 2020, before spending a year at Movistar and one more back Astana. Lopez joined Team Medellin earlier this year.
The Colombian’s career highlight was winning stage 17 of the Tour de France in 2020.
Meanwhile, he was also a two-time winner of the young rider classification at the Giro d’Italia in 2018 and 2019.
Lopez was held against his will at his family home for several hours, before being set free
The Colombian’s career highlight was winning a stage at the Tour de France in 2020 (pictured)
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