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Menchov on brink of title; Lance is OK

Updated: May 29, 2009, 4:40 PM ET
Associated Press

MOUNT VESUVIUS, Italy -- Lance Armstrong is getting back in shape after 3½ years of retirement. Staying on his bike is another matter.

The seven-time Tour de France winner fell again at the Giro d'Italia on Friday after bumping wheels with the rider in front of him.

His tumble came on a day when Spain's Carlos Sastre captured the 19th stage and Russia's Denis Menchov all but wrapped up the Giro title as riders headed up the Mount Vesuvius volcano. The race ends Sunday in Rome.

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