Menchov takes Giro d'Italia title
ROME -- A breathtaking start in Venice. A rider protest in Milan. An epic time trial along the scenic coastal area known as Cinque Terre. A grueling mountain stage in 100-degree heat. A climb up the Mount Vesuvius volcano.
The 100th-anniversary edition of the Giro d'Italia had it all, and the most dramatic moment came with 900 yards to go in the 2,146-mile race.
Overall leader Denis Menchov fell on rain-slicked cobblestones within sight of the Colosseum that marked the finish of the ...
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