Froome awarded 2011 Vuelta victory

18 Jul 2019

Froome awarded 2011 Vuelta victory

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Team INEOS have today (Thursday 18th July 2019) released the following statement:

Team INEOS have acknowledged the UCI’s statement today confirming the sanction of Juan Jose Cobo and the reclassification of Chris Froome as the winner of the 2011 Vuelta a Espana.

Team INEOS welcome the decision by the UCI which underlines their commitment to clean cycling.

It is particularly good news for Chris after his recent crash and another red jersey for his palmares.

Froome, who as a result of the reclassification now has a remarkable seven Grand Tour victories to his name, including two Vuelta titles, said: "The Vuelta in 2011 was in many ways my breakthrough race, so this red jersey is special for me. I guess it’s extra special too, because - even though it’s eight years on - it was Britain’s first Grand Tour win. The Vuelta is a race I love and I have always felt a great connection with it and the Spanish fans."

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