Denis Menchov

Date of BirthJanuary 25, 1978
Place of BirthOryol, Russia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
DisciplineRoad cycling
Professional Career2000 – 2013
Best Known ForWinning the Vuelta a España in 2005 and 2007

Denis Menchov is a retired Russian competitive road cyclist, born on January 25, 1978 in Oryol, Russia. In 2000, he began his professional cycling career and rapidly achieved recognition for his formidable climbing and time trialing talents.

Menchov participated in multiple Grand Tours during his career, including the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, and the Vuelta a España. In 2005 and 2007, he won the Vuelta a España, becoming the first Russian to complete the race. Menchov was recognized for his steadiness during a race, as well as his ability to perform well in the high mountains.

In addition to his victories at the Vuelta a España, Menchov won the 2009 Giro d’Italia and the 2006 and 2007 Critérium du Dauphiné.

Menchov was known for his reserved and reticent attitude, but his competitiveness and dedication were visible on the bike. He was also noted for his ability to recover fast after difficult stages or crashes.

Menchov was a coach for the Russian national cycling team after his retirement from riding in 2013.

Denis Menchov’s Greatest Achievements:

2005Winner of the Vuelta a España
2007Winner of the Vuelta a España
2009Winner of the Giro d’Italia
2006Winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné
2007Winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné
20062nd place in the Tour de France
20082nd place in the Vuelta a España

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