Jun 14, 2019
Chris Froome could be crowned the winner of the 2011 Vuelta a España after Juan José Cobo has been caught doping.
The UCI has announced that the former Movistar rider was found guilty of doping from 2009 and 2011, based on abnormalities in his biological passport.
Retired rider Cobo has been banned for three years after the UCI’s Anti-Doping Tribunal ruled he had committed an anti-doping rule violation.
Cobo was the winner of the 2011 Vuelta ahead of Froome (then Sky Procycling), with Spanish media reporting that he will be stripped of the victory.
The 38-year-old can appeal the decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and has one month to do so.