VAMs are difficult to assess. More relevant is power: in particular, watts/kg. Making liberal assumptions, I tried to come up with a W/kg estimate of Cobo on the climb (or in the early bit, the leader of the group containing Cobo). Here's the result (power at the crank, not hub, assuming 2.5% drivetrain losses):
Impressive for sure, but still generally below the Armstrong-era "6.7 W/kg" attributed by Coyle to Ferrari.