Dennis Menchov is taking full advantage of the void of top riders at this year’s Vuelta. With many riders not in attendance and those that are here have no powder left from the Tour de France.
Menchov enjoyed a relatively “easy” tour when Michael Rasmussen first held the Jersey then left it at the hotel front desk for Contador. Dennis never really dug too deep where it affected his form coming into the final Grand Tour.
Dennis currently shares the podium with fellow Russian, Vladimir Efimkin (Caisse d’Epargne), and TDF runner-up Cadel Evans. I have to tell you, I admire the grit being shown by Evans and Carlos Sastre. They are riding very well after laying it all out just a few weeks ago in France.