Originally Posted by Afrank
And why is Cobo in the poll? Cobo will go down in history as an anonymous Vuelta winner that never did much else.
Active GT winner, so means he will probably for the rest of his career be trumped up as a threat to at least do something
even if he's not likely to ever match anything like that level again.
After all, in two years at Abarcá (2010 and 2012) he has scored, combined, less than 20% of the number of points on CQ that he won solely for the Vuelta GC.
However, as to never doing much other than the 2011 Vuelta, there is:
3rd, 2007 Vuelta a Castilla y León
5th, 2007 GP Miguel Indurain
1st, 2007 Vuelta al País Vasco stage 1
1st, 2007 Vuelta al País Vasco stage 5
1st, 2007 Vuelta al País Vasco
8th, 2007 Liège-Bastogne-Liège
3rd, 2007 Subida a Urkiola
1st, 2008 Tour de France stage 10 (after Piepoli's DQ)
2nd, 2008 Subida a Urkiola
1st, 2008 Vuelta a Burgos stage 5
6th, 2008 Vuelta a Burgos
1st, 2008 Volta a Portugal stage 9
4th, 2008 Volta a Portugal
1st, 2009 Vuelta a Castilla y León stage 4
1st, 2009 Vuelta a España stage 19
10th, 2009 Vuelta a España
3rd, 2011 Vuelta a Burgos
It's not an amazing
palmarès or anything, but I bet a lot of riders in the péloton would swap for Cobo's, even taking out the 2011 Vuelta.