Menchov brushes off boos and doping questions after Blockhaus

Denis MenchovGiro stage 17

Denis Menchov (Rabobank) held onto the Giro d'Italia lead after the mountain finish to Blockhaus on Wednesday and appeared to be unruffled by boos when he climbed on the podium. He also faced questions about doping after reports in Austrian and German press that he could be implicated in the Bernhard Kohl Humanplasma investigation in Austria.

Menchov has always worn a poker face during the Giro and when speaking to the press but he wasn’t happy when the word Humanplasma came up.

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