Top cyclist Miguel Angel Lopez kidnapped as ‘robbers take £653,000, his mobile phone and his truck’ in horrific ordeal

A TOP cyclist has been kidnapped and robbed of more than half a million pounds.

Miguel Ángel López was held against his will for several hours at his family home in Pesca, Boyacá, Colombia.

Miguel Angel Lopez was held against his will in his family home in Colombia


Miguel Angel Lopez was held against his will in his family home in ColombiaPhoto credit: Reuters
He had his truck, phone and £653,000 stolen


He had his truck, phone and £653,000 stolenPhoto credit: Instagram @miguelsuperlopez

Lopez, 29, was eventually released and went to the local police station to file a report.

His kidnappers stole his Ford truck, his mobile phone and £653,000.

Colombian news agencies reported that the incident occurred at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Colonel María Margarita Mantilla said: “They arrested him and stole his Ford truck, a cell phone and $800,000.”

“At around 10:30 p.m., López went to the Sogamoso police station and filed a report.”

Lopez previously raced for the Movistar, Astana and Medellín teams before his career was put on hold.

The 29-year-old is currently suspended by the UCI, the sport’s governing body, for a possible anti-doping rule violation.

His suspension was announced in July this year.

Lopez left Team Astana in December 2022 when his contract was terminated.

He was with the team for five years between 2015 and 2020.

Lopez then spent a year at Movistar, signing a one-year contract for the 2021 season.

However, a year later he returned to Astana.

During his cycling career, he won a stage at the Tour de France in 2020 and the junior classification at the Giro d’Italia in 2018 and 2019.


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