Menchov Leading Giro d'Italia

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
ANAGNI, Italy (AP) - Denis Menchov of Russia moved a day closer to victory in the Giro d

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, extreme right, of the U.S., pedals along with other cyclists during the third stage of the Tour Down Under cycling race in Adelaide, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Aman Sharma)

ANAGNI, Italy (AP) - Denis Menchov of Russia moved a day closer to victory in the Giro d'Italia, keeping the leader's pink jersey with only one stage left in the cycling classic.

Philippe Gilbert of Belgium finished in 4 hours, 30 minutes, 7 seconds over the 126-mile leg Saturday from Naples to Anagni. Thomas Voeckler of France finished second in a two-way sprint after a late breakaway.

Stefano Garzelli of Italy was third.

The race ends Sunday with an 8.95-mile individual time trial in Rome.


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