News | Colombia • February 15, 2020
Molano makes it three in Colombia
Boyacá local takes the 5th stage in sprint
It was three from three for Sebastian Molano on the penultimate stage of Tour Colombia 2.1(Paipa-Zipaquira, 180,5 km), ahead of Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quick Step). Today’s victory allows Molano to take the overall ranking in points, as well as allowing the UAE squad to claim their 10th victory of the season. Molano set the himself up for the sprint by taking the wheel of Hodeg before making his move. The Deceuncick-Quick Step rider pushed Molano close in the finish though Molano would prove strongest coming through fast on the left hand of the road on the technical finish.
Molano: “The finish was very complicated, given the technical final. It is thanks to the teamwork and the experience of teammates like Henao and Richeze that I was able to win: Max was once again fantastic, without him I wouldn’t be here as the winner. Hodeg is very strong and today he launched with great power, but I also have good legs and I have taken advantage of the team’s work, so in the sprint I did not have any doubts and I could overcome my rivals.”
The 6th and last stop of the Tour Colombia 2.1 will go from Zipaquirá and will end after 182.6 km in Alto del Verjon.
Stage 5 results
1.Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) 4h06’00
2.Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quick Step) s.t.
3.Jhonathan Sumper (Androni) s.t.
General Classification after stage 5
1. Sergio Higuita (EF) 15h31’47”
2. Daniel Martinez (EF) + 12″
3. Jonathan CICEDO (EF) +14″
9. Sergio Henao (UAE Team Emirates) +1’31 “