I don't think Cobo really has ever been one of those guys who wanted to be leader, more a Klöden type. However, it's clear he didn't really fit in at Caisse, even before Valverde got banned and the team had to do all their reappraisals. You would have thought a healthy Soler and Cobo would have made a half decent tilt at the GTs at some point, but Soler suffered with nagging injuries and Cobo, I don't know. Maybe he didn't like the look of his race program, maybe his confidence was shot, maybe he was a bit spooked by the pressure of going from a team nobody expected to do anything at most races they entered (Fuji-Servetto) to a team which had high expectations at almost every race they entered. As he's always been a bit of a whimsical character, maybe Unzué didn't know how to motivate him (we've seen in the past with various characters this problem, Rujano and Moncoutié to name but two). It's certainly a possibility that a couple of poor performances in the early season or getting caught behind splits and giving up due to it not being worth continuing on the final stage of Paris-Nice, followed by Critérium International, caused him to be moved further and further down the food chain at Caisse, which had a knock-on effect on his confidence and his effort levels. By the time we got to the last 2 months of the season they didn't even bother putting him on the road.LukeSchmid said:While Cobo doping, clean, doping is certainly a possible explanation for his horrid 2010 it is also possible that he was not happy a Caisse, spat the dummy and did not try. Perhaps he wanted to be leader and they said he had to work for others.