MOSCOW, May 20 - R-Sport, Veronica Gibadieva. Russian cyclist “Katyusha” Denis Menchov officially announced the end of a professional career, as reported in an interview with “R-Sport.”
Menchov could not continue the spring part of the season because of a knee injury, and then decided to quit professional cycling. Before the season Menchov has announced that it may be the last for him. During his career, Menchov won a number of victories, including three grand tours, twice winning the “Vuelta” (2005, 2007), and once the “Giro d’Italia” (2009).
"Winning the" Giro "- exactly the greatest achievement of my career. And it was a very emotional day, the day of victory, after a month of crazy hard work. Competition was very close, and yet such circumstances are at the finish line, twenty seconds and touched this fall Was accumulated stress … for all the "Giro", for the entire month, and indeed there was a storm of emotions … Now I was not able to start on the "Giro" because of a knee injury. This was my main goal for the season, and I realized it was time to retire, "- said in an interview with Menchov agency" R-Sport. "