I'd also add that the team Denis rides on is one of the most disliked teams in the peloton among the forums members.K-0tic said:A) Menchov is coming of a bad year and has not shown himself during this season.
B) Menchov is Russian, which means he naturally does not attract many "Western" cycling fans who hang around here.
C) Menchov is shy and rarely shows emotion, even in press reports.
D) Menchov is not a rider who is explosive nor very attacking
I think this combination tells the story.
Speaking of which, where's El_Pistolero?