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Doping: Juanjo Cobo winner of the 2011 Vuelta a España disqualified

The victory would be for Chris Froome, who finished second that edition and would add the second Spanish round in his record

According to the newspaper reveals the world Juanjo Cobo has been dispossessed of his triumph in The 2011 Tour of Spain for an adverse control, as they have confirmed to EL MUNDO an authorized spokesperson for the Spanish round.

The victory of that Vuelta would happen to the one who was then the second classified, Brit Chris Froome, who retired last Wednesday from Criterium Dauphiné due to multiple fractures in the right coast caused by a fall in the recognition of the one stage against the clock.

The UCI announced through a statement that said court considers Cobo Guilty of an anti-doping rule violation, of use of a prohibited substance in 2009 and 2011 detected in his biological passport », for which he was imposed a period of three years of disqualification.

According to Rules of Procedure of the Anti-Doping Court, the decision will be published on the UCI website in due course, as reported by the highest body of world cycling.


The decision can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) in accordance with Article 30.2 of the Rules of Procedure of the UCI Anti-Doping Court and Article 74 of the UCI Constitution within one month from this Thursday.

In the 2011 Vuelta edition, Juanjo Cobo, 'El Bisonte', took the lead in stage 15 with a goal in the Angliru. He started with seven kilometers to go and took the victory.

The then cyclist of the Geox team donned the red jersey that he did not lose until he arrived in Madrid. Cobo, now 38 years old and is currently retired.

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