Menchov wins 2009 Giro; Wiggins second in final TT

Denis Menchov Giro 2009 stage 21

Denis Menchov has won the 2009 Giro d'Italia today after a nail-biting final individual time trial stage in Rome.

The Russian Rabobank rider clocked 19-06 to come 10th on the twisting 14.4km (8.95 mile) course and secure the overall win. But it wasn't without a spirited fight by Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes), who threw his bike around Rome in a last ditch attempt to overthrow Menchov's lead.

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