Chris Froome awarded 2011 Vuelta a Espana title

Cobo finished in first location on the 2011 Vuelta, with Bradley Wiggins (left) in third and Chris Froome (appropriate) in 2nd

Chris Froome has formally been named as the winner of the 2011 Vuelta a Espana following a doping case challenging Juan Jose Cobo, retrospectively making him Britain’s first Enormous Tour winner.

Sir Bradley Wiggins had held the consideration after his 2012 Tour de France keep.

Froome finished 2nd in 2011 and went on to keep the principle of his six Enormous Tours in 2013 on the Tour de France.

He is for the time being bettering following a atomize on the Criterium du Dauphine.

Governing body the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) stated abnormalities were came all over in Spanish rider Cobo’s biological passport from 2009-2011.

They imposed a 3-one year length of ineligibility on the 38-one year-worn retired rider and Cobo has no longer appealed within the 30 days since the resolution, which methodology Froome has now been awarded the title.

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