While Chris Froome was recovering from 6 hours of surgery as the result of a nasty crash at the Criterium du Dauphine, Spain’s Juan Jose Cobo was found guilty of an anti-doping violation between 2009 and 2011, including Cobo’s victory in the 2011 Vuelta a Espana, the UCI (International Cycling Union) announced Thursday.
Chris Froome finished 2nd in the 2011 Vuelta a Espana behind Cobo and ahead of Bradley Wiggins.
Spanish media is reporting that Cobo will be stripped of his 2011 Vuelta a Espana title should the anti-doping test results stand.
That means Chris Froome would be awarded the 2011 Vuelta a Espana victory and his 7th Grand Tour crown.
I’m sure he’d rather ride the 2019 Tour de France and claim his 7th Grand Tour title the hard way, but a you take a victory any way you can get it.
Rest up Chris, you can start planning for #8 in 2020.
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