Chris Froome it is, for all intents and purposes, champion of the Cycling Tour of Spain in 2011, which chronologically makes him the first Briton to win not only the Spanish round but a great lap.
The UCI has confirmed Froome as the winner of that edition after the positivo in doping that gave Juanjo Cobo. After the appeals period, which Cobo has not used, the official podium of that edition is made up of the aforementioned Froome, Bradley Wiggins and Bauke Mollema.
Speaking to the newspaper AS, Javier Guillén, director of the Vuelta, shows his "absolute respect" for the UCI's decisions, his "inflexibility with doping" and congratulates Froome: "Welcome, Froome, as the winner of the Vuelta de 2011 ». The British record has two Vueltas (2011 and 2017), four Tours de France (2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017) and a Giro d'Italia (2018).
The UCI announced in a statement that its Anti-Doping Court considers Cobo, the 'Bison de la Pesa', "guilty of a violation of the anti-doping rule, of using a prohibited substance in 2009 and 2011 detected in his passport biological ", for which he imposed a period of three years of disqualification.
In this way, he not only loses the 2011 Vuelta, but also the stage victories in 2009 at La Granja (Alejandro Valverde, new winner) and that of 2011 at Angliru (Wout Poels, new winner).
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