Denis Menchov was born on January 25, 1978.
The Russian rider had great success in the Grand Tour events.
Menchov won the 2009 Giro d'Italia in front of Danilo Di Luca of Italy and Franco Pellizotti of Italy.
Menchov also won the 2005 Vuelta a Espana in front of Carlos Sastre of Spain and Francisco Mancebo of Spain.
In addition, Menchov won the 2007 Vuelta a Espana in front of Carlos Sastre of Spain and Samuel Sanchez of Spain.