Denis Menchov

Audio: UCI president Cookson rejects any suggestion of Makarov shielding Menchov

UCI president Brian Cookson has rejected any question of Russian UCI management committee member and Katusha team owner Igor Makarov having influence over the handling of the Denis Menchov case, saying that there was no interference in the matter. On Saturday it was confirmed that Menchov had been handed a two year ban and disqualified […]


Menchov given two year ban, disqualified from three Tours de France

Over a year after his-then Katusha team announced that Denis Menchov was walking away from the sport, citing a knee injury as the reason, it has emerged that the Russian rider has been suspended for biological passport violations. In a list of doping sanctions displayed on its website, Menchov is listed as having been given […]


Rabobank, Plan B

image from On the back of his victory at the Giro d’Italia, the Rabobank squad arrived in Monaco with high hopes for Denis Menchov to wear the yellow jersey in Paris but so far nothing has gone according to plan. Menchov disappointed in the opening time trial. Then in the team time trial he […]