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Miguel Angel Lopez: Main goal is to get back into racing as soon as possible

The leader of Astana Pro Team Miguel Angel Lopez, currently training on home roads in Colombia, talks on participation in #Astana40000KM challenge, training at home, support of the family and the team and future plans.

On #Astana40000KM Challenge* and training at home:

- I am happy to take part in the challenge #Astana40000KM organized by our Astana Pro Team. This is a great idea, and I am happy to contribute to this nice thing. It's great that now I have the opportunity to train on the road, to gain mileage and gradually to restore the form that I had at the beginning of the season. I am always in touch with the sports directors and coaches of the team, in particular, with my coach Maurizio Mazzoleni, who coordinates my training process.

On support of his family and the team:

- We are all going through a difficult time, and in order to remain motivated and willing to train, you need to have a strong spirit and mental strength. Of course, the support of my family, which is always close to me, and, of course, the support of my team, comes to the fore. The support of the team is an unconditional factor that allows me to train at home calmly and to maintain high motivation.

On the new calendar and his main goal:

- It is great that the main calendar of races has already been determined, and we know that the races will be held in a fairly short time, from August to November. Of course, our sports directors and coaches are now preparing plans for training camps and races for each rider. But, for me personally, the main goal at the moment is to get back into racing as soon as possible. I want everything to return to normal and the season to resume, the sooner the better.

 

*#Astana40000KM Challenge:

Astana Pro Team: 40 000 km around the world. Let’s score 40 000 training KM all together!

Still fighting with the new COVID-19, step by step our world is trying to come back to normal. We are happy that in many countries the riders and cycling fans are getting a possibility to train outside. 

We are missing the races and we are waiting badly to race again. But until that moment we, Astana Pro Team, would like to show that cycling is still alive, that there are still many people who love cycling all around the world. We put a goal to collect 40 000 KM doing trainings on the bike. 

For sure, we will need you help, our dear fans! Let’s do it together! 

We will post the pictures of our riders showing the kilometers they did at the training, and we challenge you to do the same!

Post your pictures with your bike computer/phone/online tracker in the social media, tag Astana Pro Team and use hashtags:

#Astana40000KM or #AstanaWorldTrip

We will count all your kilometers, passed on the bike, and we are sure, that we will do this trip around the world!

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