Juan Jose Cobo wins, Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage 15

Local media reports say that one of Spain's top teams, Geox-TMC, has failed to find a sponsor for 2012 and will not be continuing next year.

The deadline for Professional Continental squads to hand in applications to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) for a 2012 licence to race has now passed, as has the week-long extension that the UCI granted Geox, effectively spelling curtains for a squad whose star riders are 2011 Vuelta a Espana winner Juan Jose Cobo and former Giro d'Italia and Vuelta winner Denis Menchov.

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