Del instagram de Bruyneel sobre el caso Cobo, todo muy tranquilizador https://www.instagram.com/p/BytSTo5IqKW/?igshid=17f05mwhga1hs
"Before I want to go into the details about the following topic, I want to stress that I’m not trying to defend the rider in question, my only purpose is to try to understand some questionable facts which seem to have occurred in the Juan Jose Cobo biological passport case.
I would like to address the following words to the @UCI_cycling and it’s President @dlappartient and also to his predecessor @brian.cookson (he was in charge of the UCI at the moment the case was opened): Dear UCI,
Dear Mr. Lappartient,
Dear Mr. Cookson
I understand that the case of anomalies in the bio pass of Cobo was opened in 2014... and that there have been several proposals from UCI to Cobo about a ban + fine, 1 in 2015, which he refused and a 2nd one in 2017, which he also refused. I understand that in the 2nd case there was a proposal for a reduced money fine. Now finally in mid 2019, 5 years after the decision to sanction the rider and 8 years after his Vuelta win, you announce your final decision, after having tried to negotiate with the rider.
I think everybody is entitled to a full and frank explanation from the UCI of what happened during this lengthy process, why did you negotiate the amount of the fine, and especially also why it has taken so long, particularly since there hasn’t been any retro-active testing of old samples with new detection methods. So I think it’s fair to ask: what changed between 2014 (opening of the case) and June 2019?
If it’s a clear cut case, and there is no doubt that the cyclist has doped, how can you explain a delay of 5 years before announcing your decision?
In the extremely unlikely case that you might reply, please do not hide behind answers like “the anti doping commission is independent from the UCI and we have no control over their agenda and decisions” (We all know that this is not true). Looking forward to your reply.