News | Colombia • February 12, 2020
Molano seals emotional win close to home in Colombia
UAE Team Emirates sprinter wins in Duitama
UAE Team Emirates had the perfect result on stage 2 of the Tour Colombia 2.1 thanks to the success of Sebastian Molano.
The Colombian sprinter imposed himself in the sprint on the finish line of Duitama, after 152.4 km of racing (departure from Paipa), beating compatriot Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Itamar Einhorn (Israel Start-Up Nation).
Today’s success has enormous value for Molano, considering that he is racing on home soil (he is a native of Paipa) and that he returned to victory after twelve months, having won the 3rd stage of the Tour Colombia 2019 in February last year.
These are the impressions of a radiant Molano: “I arrived at this race in excellent condition both mentally and physically.
Winning so close to my house and with my family here to see me race is priceless.
As for the sprint, we knew that the biggest rival would be Hodeg, but Max led me flawlessly up to 200 meters from the finish and I was able to launch my sprint perfectly.
I had the advantage of knowing all the roads really well as they are the one’s I use for training, and adding to this the great woork done by my teammates this is what helped seal the win.”
Stage 2 Results
1.Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) 3h12’09”
2. Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck Quick Step) +0′
3. Itamar Einhorn (ISU Nation) +0′
General Classification after stage 2
1.Jonathan Caicido (Education First) 3h30’10”
2.Sergio Higuita (Education First) +0”
3.Daniel Martinez (Education First) +0”