Froome vows to go down swinging

"It's not over yet," said Sky sport director Servais Knaven. "We still have three stages to try to take it to Cobo. It won't be easy, but we're motivated to keep fighting. It's a grand tour. We are going to fight right to the end."

Cobo saves day on home road he didn’t know

PENA CABARGA, Spain (VN) — There was a very tense moment about 500 meters from the finish line in Wednesday's 17th stage when it appeared Juanjo Cobo's dream Vuelta a España was turning into a nightmare.

Froome wins Vuelta stage, Cobo holds lead

PENA CABARGA, Spain (AFP) – Britain’s Chris Froome of Team Sky won the 17th stage of the Tour of Spain on Wednesday in a grueling uphill duel to the finish line with Spain’s Juan Jose Cobo, who retained the leader’s red jersey. The 26-year-old Kenya-born rider gained nine seconds on Cobo’s lead in the overall […]

2011 Vuelta a España results, stage 17


  • 1. Christopher FROOME, (GBR) Team Sky, in 4:52:38
  • 2. Juan Jose COBO ACEBO, (ESP) Geox-Tmc, at 1
  • 3. Bauke MOLLEMA, (NED) Rabobank Cycling Team, at 21
  • 4. Daniel MARTIN, (IRL) Garmin-Cervelo, at 24


  • 1. Juan Jose COBO ACEBO, (Spain) Geox-Tmc, in 69:31:41
  • 2. Christopher FROOME, (Great Britain) Team Sky, at 13
  • 3. Bradley WIGGINS, (Great Britain) Team Sky, at 1:41
  • 4. Bauke MOLLEMA, (Netherlands) Rabobank Cycling Team, at 2:05
  • 5. Denis MENCHOV, (Russia) Geox-Tmc, at 3:48