The 1988 Winner Assesses Our

"Another year, another question mark hanging over Denis Menchov.

"We don't have a clue how he'll ride this year, and probably neither does he. You never automatically feel that a race could belong to Denis, even when he's winning it. He's a bit like Alex Zulle, hugely talented, clearly capable of

FAVOURITES' CHANCES

winning a Tour and already a double champion of the Vuelta (and in Denis's case the Giro, too) but very accident-prone.

"However, if Menchov starts feeling confident and sure he can win, then

he's turned the biggest corner in the road to victory to Paris. Don't forget, he's already won three major Tours. That doesn't happen by accident. In the current peloton only Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong have won more."

GIRO D ITALIA TOUR DE FRANCE VUELTA A ESPAÑA

GIRO D ITALIA TOUR DE FRANCE VUELTA A ESPAÑA

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