Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stage 21: Menchov, King of the Giro

Rome, 31 May, 2009: An exciting finish to the 100th anniversary of the Giro d'Italia. Menchov, leading Di Luca by 20 seconds and who initially was 5 seconds behind Di Luca on the TT course, was going for the stage win when he crashed nearing the finish line. The Giro went into shock. Rabobank's quick thinking mechanic jumped out of the team car and immediately supplied Menchov, who was trying to mount the crashed bike, with the spare bike. The Giro victory was saved.

More to come.....

After the Giro we'll get back to "regular programming": everything from A to Z about Italian cycling. Stories, including cycling trip stories, for the Italian Cycling Journal welcome; contact

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