Vuelta winner Cobo signs for Movistar

Juan Jose Cobo in lead, Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage 17

2011 Vuelta a Espana winner Juan Jose Cobo's widely-expected signing with Movistar has been confirmed today. In what is one of the last major transfers of the 2011 season, Cobo - who unexpectedly won the Vuelta ahead of Britons Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins - will race with Movistar for the next two years.

The 30-year-old Cobo already raced with Movistar in 2010, his least successful season to date, after which he moved on to Geox.

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