Cyclist Slides In To Win the Giro d’Italia

06.02.09 Will Sherman

Despite taking a spill in the last mile of the final race, Denis Menchov won the Giro d’Italia on Sunday. The Russian cyclist appears to lose traction on his rear wheel, which can be seen sliding out, sending him skidding along the road on his side. But before his body has even come to a stop, one of the mechanics in his team car has a spare bicycle ready and after a serious push, Menchov finished the time trial, winning the race by 41 seconds over all.