Two days after his glorious victory in Madrid, Juan Jose Cobo met with representatives of the Cantabrian government at Peña Herbosa in Santander. Cobo’s Vuelta victory was a matter of great pride for the region of Cantabria, overjoyed by the triumph of their hometown heroes. GEOX-TMC’s service course is located in the heart of Cantabria in Hoznayo, just a few kilometers from Santander, and Cobo had the great privilege of riding in red through the streets of his hometown region during the final week of the Vuelta a Espana, greeted by the warmest chants and cheers from his greatest fans.
The president of the local government, Ignacio Diego, congratulated Cobo and expressed enormous pride in the team’s victory. Cobo gave the President an autographed red jersey, and in exchange, “El Bisonte” received a reproduction of the Bison of Altamira.
Cobo was joined by Sport Director Matxin, Cantabrian teammates David de la Fuente and David Gutierrez, and all the Cantabrian members of the GEOX-TMC staff: Miguel Aguado, Fermin Gomez, Fernando Gomez, Adolfo Crespo, Roberto San Emeterio, Daniel Campos, and Santiago Mijares.
In the evening, Cobo attended a party organized in his honor in his hometown of Cabezon de la Sal. Thousands of fans flooded the streets chanting and cheering in celebration of their champion. Check out the remarkable photos HERE!
And the following evening, Cobo was a guest of honor at the Santander vs. Real Madrid fúbol match at El Sardinero stadium. Real Madrid later gave Cobo a jersey with his name on the back and the number one.