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Cobo DQ Vuelta 2011? - may contain rumours

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edited June 2019 in Pro race
Daniel Friebe


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This rumour has been circulating at Dauphiné for last 20 mins, now being reported in Spain: Juanjo Cobo disqualified from 2011 Vuelta...where Chris Froome was runner-up.
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,020
    Just repeated on Eurosport.

    Not a shock. Came out of nowhere. Won. Never came close to repeating it.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,981
    Beat me to it. Just put the breaking news on the CF thread.
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  • theknowledgetheknowledge Posts: 228
    So Froome might wake from his coma to the news that he's won another Grand Tour?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    Is this just to get Froome to regain consciousness? Or some sort of holistic healing process?
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  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,407
    Least surprising doping bust ever
  • bianchi_davebianchi_dave Posts: 241
    Stephens made a good point on ES that it would make Froome Britain's first grand tour winner, ahead of Wiggins
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  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,340
    edited June 2019
    r0bh wrote:
    Least surprising doping bust ever...

    ...there’s a lot of competition for that accolade!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,503 Lives Here
    Why did it take eight years.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,981
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,216
    r0bh wrote:
    Least surprising doping bust ever

    Might be trumped when they bust Horner... but yes...
  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,340
    I think Ricco is probably in the running too.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    Chris Froome is the first person to win a Grand Tour classification while unconscious since Djamoladine Abdoujaparov won the Green Jersey in 1991
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  • crossedcrossed Posts: 204
    r0bh wrote:
    Least surprising doping bust ever

    Might be trumped when they bust Horner... but yes...

    That was the first thing to spring to mind when I read that post!
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    Nothing official about DQs in that statement
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,500
    Looked highly suspicious at the time.
    Yet another Spaniard done for doping.

    might make the Dawg feel a little better today!
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    RichN95 wrote:
    Chris Froome is the first person to win a Grand Tour classification while unconscious since Djamoladine Abdoujaparov won the Green Jersey in 1991
    weird but true
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,981
    RichN95 wrote:
    Nothing official about DQs in that statement

    Until the formal processes have run their course, there wouldn't be.
    Probably 2021, but unless he's cleared, he will lose that title.
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  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,263
    "The Anti-Doping Tribunal found the retired rider guilty of an anti-doping rule violation (Use of a prohibited substance) based on abnormalities from 2009 and 2011 detected in his Biological Passport* and imposed a three-year period of ineligibility on the rider."
    Is that period of ineligibility from now or from the time that the ABP abnormalities occured?

    Anyway, the moral victory is Froome's whatever the official sanction is. 7.5 years is a long time to be waiting for a podium ceremony though...
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  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,263
    The Wiki report of the race is entertaining. In the race overview, neither Cobo, Froome or Wiggins are mentioned!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Vuelta_a_Espa%C3%B1a
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    For added Ineos trolling, Wout Poels should inherit the Angliru stage win.
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  • hanshotfirsthanshotfirst Posts: 273
    larkim wrote:
    The Wiki report of the race is entertaining. In the race overview, neither Cobo, Froome or Wiggins are mentioned!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Vuelta_a_Espa%C3%B1a
    RichN95 wrote:
    For added Ineos trolling, Wout Poels should inherit the Angliru stage win.

    Off the back of these two posts I have discovered that Wout Poels' middle names are Lambertus Martinus Henricus..... now that's something!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,540
    I really was hoping someone would have dug all the way back for the stage spoiler thread...

    Anyway, decent news for Froomey to wake up to...
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,721
    ddraver wrote:
    I really was hoping someone would have dug all the way back for the stage spoiler thread...

    Anyway, decent news for Froomey to wake up to...

    It's not that hard... Nibs was thowing shade...
    viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=12799490&hilit=vuelta+spoiler&start=260

    And if you're really bored, here is the full list of spoilers from 2011 (scroll down).
    search.php?st=0&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&keywords=vuelta+spoiler&fid%5B%5D=40002&sf=titleonly&start=40
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    the back of these two posts I have discovered that Wout Poels' middle names are Lambertus Martinus Henricus..... now that's something!
    And his DS Servais Knaven's real name is Henricus Theodorus Josephus Knaven
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  • The NodderThe Nodder Posts: 33
    Gutted for Wiggins, I remember watching him blow up on the final time trial trying to gain too much time on Cobo. If he’d been defending his lead I reckon he’d have beaten Froome.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    I think Ricco is probably in the running too.

    Riccardo Ricco gets my vote too
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,503 Lives Here
    I think Ricco is probably in the running too.

    Riccardo Ricco gets my vote too

    Landis for me.

    Wasn’t even up over the final climb and I was rolling my eyes.
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Not to forget the team which Cobo finished his career with - Torku Sekerspor - yes "that" team from the tour of Turkey

    Now that was one of the best drug busts of all time
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    Some titbits from the Spanish media (no idea how reliable)

    Bio passport anomalies were not quite enough to sanction on their own but retesting old samples with new methods produced a positive

    There's been a case open since 2015

    Cobo unlikely to appeal - he works as a milkman and a surf coach.

    Also Mollema's already enjoying his podium: https://twitter.com/BaukeMollema/status ... 8710978560
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,503 Lives Here
    So since it’s bio passport it’s not a new test for some EPO right?

    Just a few more riders being pinged recently so I assumed they have.
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