Danilo Di Luca Stefano Garzelli Giro 2009 stage 14

Danilo Di Luca (LPR) admitted defeat at the end of the 20th stage to Anagni on Saturday, conceding that Denis Menchov (Rabobank) deserved to win the 2009 Giro d’Italia.

The Russian rider snatched two seconds in an intermediate sprint and Di Luca failed to gain any time at the finish, meaning that Menchov will start Sunday’s final 14.4km time trial in Rome with a virtually unbeatable lead.

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