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Menchov will set Vuelta objectives in Andorra
September 01, 2010 (18:51) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com
Invisible man Denis Menchov is once again in a threatening position in a Grand Tour as he lies in fourteenth position overall at the Vuelta a España, just 1:11 behind race leader Philippe Gilbert. The Russian had ridden discreetly on both uphill stage finishes in Malaga and Valdepeñas de Jaén but stayed close to the front on each occasion. “It was a good result for me,” Menchov told Cyclingnews before the start of stage 5 in Guadix. “It was the first difficult ... More...
Transfer news: Ardila, Kozontchuk to follow Menchov to Geox?
August 20, 2010 (23:41) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com
The big news in this week's rider transfers is the moves of Carlos Sastre and Denis Menchov to the new Team Geox. Evolving out of the Footon-Servetto squad, the team of Mauro Gianetti may also attract two of Menchov's top domestiques from Rabobank: Mauricio Ardila and Dmitriy Kozontchuk, De Telegraaf reports. The Russian Kozontchuk has been teammates with Menchov on the Dutch squad since 2005, while the Colombian Ardila joined in 2006. Meanwhile, the rest of the news seems to be of riders extending ... More...
Rabobank looks to the future after losing Menchov to Geox
August 20, 2010 (12:46) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com
Erik Breukink has wished Denis Menchov all the best for the future after the Russian stage race rider left Rabobank after six years with the Dutch squad. Menchov will ride for the new Geox team with Carlos Sastre, but Breukink, is confident that Rabobank will continue to perform well in major Tours with the likes of talented young riders Robert Gesink and Bauke Mollema. “Denis leaving us is not that unexpected,” Breukink told Cyclingnews. “We knew for some time that it was a possibility ... More...
Menchov signs with Geox
August 19, 2010 (20:37) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com
2009 Giro d'Italia champion and two-time Vuelta a España winner Denis Menchov has signed with Team Geox, the squad of Mauro Gianetti confirmed today. The 32-year-old Russian has been with Rabobank since 2005, but will now join 2008 Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre on the Spanish team for the next two years. "We're very happy to see Denis Menchov understood fast how deep the project we have in mind at Geox is," said General Manager Mauro Gianetti. "He'll be forming up a very ... More...
Sastre to take on Schlecks, Menchov and Nibali at the Vuelta
August 13, 2010 (18:02) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com
The Cervelo TestTeam has confirmed that Carlos Sastre will ride the Vuelta a España, but the Spanish veteran faces major competition from several international rivals, after this year's race attracted its best ever field since moving from late April to September in 1995. The Vuelta often suffers from being the third Grand Tour on the race calendar but this year's start list includes Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank), who will get support from his brother Andy, Denis Menchov (Rabobank), Vincenzo Nibali ... More...
Vuelta start for Menchov?
July 26, 2010 (09:41) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com
Rabobank technical director Erik Breukink has suggested that 2005 and '07 Vuelta a España winner Denis Menchov could return to the Spanish Grand Tour following his third place overall in the Tour de France. The stoic Russian has nothing to lose by starting the Vuelta, according to Breukink, after Menchov rode a consistent Tour to finish on the podium in Paris for the first time in his career. While he admitted that it's too early to make an announcement concerning Menchov's possible second ... More...
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