News | Colombia • February 13, 2020
Molano does the double in Sogamoso
Molano proves fastest the third stage of the Tour Colombia 2.1
Second consecutive success for Sebastian Molano in Tour Colombia 2.1.
The UAE Team Emirates sprinter hit the target in the 3rd stage (Paipa-Sagamosa, 177.7 km), imposing himself in the sprint against his compatriots Edwin Ávila (Israel Start-Up Nation) and Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quick Step).
Molano started from Hodeg’s wheel, overtaking him and launching himself in the middle of the road in a powerful sprint that left no way out for Ávila’s return.
With today’s victory, the UAE Team Emirates brings the total number of success to 9 in 2020.
Molano: “Today’s stage was different from yesterday’s, since the altitude difference of the route was heavy and in the end it was felt in the legs of all the riders.
I also felt sensations of fatigue, but I knew it was normal on a day of this type and I held on, and then made a good sprint.
Tomorrow’s day will also be demanding but also stimulating, I like the stage very much”.
The 4th stage will bring the riders from Paipa to Santa Rosa de Viterbo, 168.6 km with the finish placed at the peak of a 3rd category climb.
Stage 3 Results
1. Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) 3h57’00”
2. Edwin Avila (Israel Start-Up Nation) +0′
3. Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck Quick Step) +0′
General Classification after stage 3
1.Jonathan Caicedo (Education First) 7h27’10”
2.Sergio Higuita (Education First) +0”
3.Daniel Martinez (Education First) +0”