News | Vuelta a San Juan • February 2, 2020
Molano sprints to 2nd in Argentina
Colombian just edged out in San Juan finale
UAE Team Emirates edged close to their third victory of the week with Sebastian Molano claiming a close second place on stage 6 of the Vuelta San Juan behind Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-QuickStep).
Stybar jumped clear of the bunch in the closing kilometre with Molano nearing closer to the Czech rider as the metres ticked by but ultimately just fell short.
Brandon McNulty continues in 4th place which he looks set to hold into tomorrow’s flat final stage.
Tomorrow’s final stage starts and finishes in San Juan (141.3) in what is set to be a another sprint finish.
Molano: ” With the rise towards the finish we knew there was the chance of attacks. The team was well positioned for the finish. I knew it would suit me and the legs felt really good today for the sprint but I couldn’t come around Stybar on the line.”
Richeze: “We had two options going into the final as it was an uphill finish and we knew that there would be attacks. The team was ready for a leadout with Fernando while Molano was our man to follow the attacks. There was an attack from Stybar and Sebastian did his job well and came close to the win in the end. We will try again for the win tomorrow.”
Stage 6 results
1. Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck Quick Step) 3h56:51
2. Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
3. Rudy Barbier (ISU Nation) s.t.
General Classification after stage 6
1.Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck Quick Step) 20h15:56
2.Filippo Ganna (Italy) + 33’’
3. Oscar Sevilla (Medellin + 1’01’’
4. Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) + 1’21”