This is a witchhunt against Quintana. No idea why...
Did Armstrong and a bunch of his Radioshack acolytes not leave the team briefly to ride as Team Mellow Johnny's in some minor race in the States, then rejoin Radioshack a week later. Or something like that (not really a precedent for what Quintana might retain ambitions of, but...)No, but he did ride for a non-UCI team before he went back to WT level.
What would be the guess that there was some other issue involved that only the Columbian Federation could confirm? That many of the Columbian riders share the same original agent and support staff might threaten or compromise the riders to the UCI, MPCC and the status quo. Political revenge isn't unheard of in this sport. Lopez is in the same boat, minus the Tramadol?Three clichés in one sentence.
Maybe you should stop assuming what others know or don't know. Condescendence stinks.Maybe you haven't been reading. Quintana was caught abusing Tramadol. The MPCC have taken a stance against Tramadol. Of course the MPCC do not want him back, even if they have no actual rule banning him. Looking for conspiracies beyond that is crazy talk.
The MPCC have taken a stance against Tramadol.
What you said is mostly obvious. That the MPCC takes a serious stand to this degree hasn't been the norm particularly in the absence of a formal rule. Quality riders being left on the bench with no offers is also not unheard of but generally that situation runs to reasons not discussed openly. Lopez's behavior on Movistar certainly would qualify him for skepticism as a good team rider. Quintana had a seriously good Tour after several years of going backward.Maybe you haven't been reading. Quintana was caught abusing Tramadol. The MPCC have taken a stance against Tramadol. Of course the MPCC do not want him back, even if they have no actual rule banning him. Looking for conspiracies beyond that is crazy talk.
And now for the newest update in the rumour-mill:
Nairo Quintana linked with EOLO move. Latest team that Nairo Quintana is linked with seems to be Alberto Contador's EOLO Kometa.cycling.today
"I'm at a good level, we're still moving forwards, with the hope of having a race number again for the top events in the sport. The day I achieve that, it'll be a big victory, not just for myself, but for Colombia and Latin America as well."
"I'm still convinced that I can do something and the numbers I have from training back me up. I've been talking to various different people, and right now any team can contract me without any problem,. We have to bear in mind that some already have full rosters and that makes things much more complicated."