Many consider the ’09 Giro was saved by Menchov’s team mechanic as seen in this video. Quoting VeloNews, “…every once in a while a team mechanic has an opportunity to shine on a large stage, and never has that been more apparent than during the final stage of last monthâ€™s Giro dâ€™Italia.”
VeloNews recently posted an interview with Vincent Hendricks, the team mechanic for Rabobank who quickly jumped from the car and presented Menchov with a new bike allowing him to reduce the potential time loss and retain his overall lead in the Giro.
It appears that Leonard Zinn has discovered a partial compatibility between SRAM and Campagnolo. Namely, he discovered that connecting Ergo shifters to SRAM drive trains works. This means that riders can finally use Ergo shifters with all their fancy Shimano compatible wheels.
For more information, see the article on Velonews.