Miguel Ángel López Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Miguel Ángel López Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 59 kg
Date of Birth February 4, 1994
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Spouse Natalia Acevedo

Miguel Ángel López is a Colombian professional cyclist who began competing for Astana Pro Team in 2015. His notable wins include the 2016 Milano–Torino Cycling Classic, the 2016 Tour de Suisse, the 2019 Tour Colombia, and the 2019 Volta a Catalunya. He had also earned victories in the ‘Young Rider Classification’ category (for riders under the age of 25) at the Giro d’Italia (2018, 2019) and the Vuelta a España (2017). At the latter event, he had won 2 individual stages (Stage 11 and Stage 15) as well. In 2020, he had won the ‘Queen’ stage at the Tour de France, the most prestigious bicycle race in the world.

Born Name

Miguel Ángel López Moreno

Nick Name

Superman

Miguel Ángel López in an Instagram selfie from July 2020
Miguel Ángel López in an Instagram selfie from July 2020 (Miguel Ángel López / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Pesca, Boyacá, Sugamuxi Province, Colombia

Residence

Pesca, Boyacá, Sugamuxi Province, Colombia

Nationality

Colombian

 

Occupation

Professional Cyclist

Miguel Ángel López as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2020
Miguel Ángel López as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2020 (Miguel Ángel López / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Santiago López (Lumberjack)
  • Mother – Marléne Moreno
  • Siblings – He has 3 older brothers and 3 younger brothers.
  • Others – Rafael Acevedo (Father-in-Law) (Cycling Coach, Former Cyclist), Fabián (Cousin), Pablo (Uncle)

Discipline

Road

Role

Rider

Rider Type

Climber

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

59 kg or 130 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Miguel has dated –

  1. Natalia Acevedo (2016–Present) – Miguel began dating Natalia Acevedo, the daughter of his mentor-cum-trainer Rafael Acevedo, in 2016. They got married in 2019 and have a son together named Miguel Jerónimo López Acevedo (b. April 2019).
Miguel Ángel López and Natalia Acevedo, as seen in July 2020
Miguel Ángel López and Natalia Acevedo, as seen in July 2020 (Miguel Ángel López / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Hispanic

He is of Colombian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Affable smile
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Clean-shaven look
Miguel Ángel López as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020
Miguel Ángel López as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020 (Miguel Ángel López / Instagram)

Miguel Ángel López Facts

  1. Miguel, shortly before he was due to compete at the Tour del Porvenir bicycle race event in 2011, was involved in a scuffle with a couple of burglars. They had pointed a knife at him demanding that he hand over his bicycle to them. Miguel, however, had other ideas. Instead of surrendering or running away, he chose to fight the goons and somehow managed to escape the scene. Although he had suffered a severe wound, the story of his bravery had spread far and wide in the cycling world and across Colombia. He was later given the nickname ‘Superman’ for his exemplary courage.
  2. His breakthrough year, in the junior category, had arrived in 2014, when he had won the Tour de l’Avenir, widely regarded as the most coveted Under-23 cycling race. The same year, he had also won in the Under-23 category of the Vuelta a Colombia.
  3. At the 2019 edition of the Giro d’Italia, during the 20th stage of the race, a fan in the crowd had knocked him down just 5 km before the finish line. Enraged, he had hit the spectator 4 times, including knocking the hat off his head. However, the race jury had somehow decided not to apply any punishment to Miguel. A day after the race had finished, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the sport’s governing body, had announced that they were investigating the incident.
  4. In October 2020, on the opening day of the Giro d’Italia, during the time trial event, he had suffered a nasty crash and had to be hospitalized for treatment. His bike had hit a bump and he had lost control, careering into the safety barriers at high speed.

Featured Image by Miguel Ángel López / Instagram

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