Saturday, January 9, 2010
Menchov Will Not Defend Giro d'Italia Title
2009 Giro d'Italia champion Denis Menchov will not defend his title in the 2010 Giro d'Italia and will choose instead to train at altitude during the month of May in preparation for the Tour de France.
"The decision was made in consultation with the rider," said director Adri van Houwelingen in Ahoy. "We had already discussed it, but everything moved quickly when the route of the Giro was announced. The last week [of the Giro] is very difficult, and it is not good preparation for the Tour de France, which is the main objective," said Van Houwelingen.
Photo: Menchov in Rome after with the Centenario Giro d'Italia
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