Chris Froome officially crowned 2011 Vuelta a España winner as Juan José Cobo ban confirmed

The Spaniard did not submit an appeal over irregularities found in his biological passport

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Chris Froome is officially the winner of the 2011 Vuelta a España, taking the title from Juan José Cobo who has had his results disqualified after the UCI banned him for an anti-doping violation.

The Spaniard had been sanctioned in June by the UCI, which said he used a banned substance after irregularities were found in his biological passport in 2009 and 2011. Cobo had the option to appeal the ban in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but no appeal was been submitted before the deadline.

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