Menchov refuses to celebrate Giro success before final time trial

Denis Menchov Giro stage 18 2009

Danilo Di Luca admitted defeat in the Giro d'Italia after slipping to 20 seconds behind Denis Menchov on Saturday but the quiet Russian refused to celebrate victory at the centenary Giro a day early.

“I can’t say I’ve won until I cross the finish line in Rome,” he said.

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