News | Giro di Sicilia • September 29, 2021
Molano turns on the style for second win in Sicily
Race leader takes another in Mondello
The UAE Team Emirates sprint train proved itself to be working well on day 2 of the Tour of Sicily, with victory for Sebastian Molano in the 173km from Selinute to Mondello.
The Colombian conquered the 2nd stage, preceding Filippo Fiorelli (Bardiani-CSF, then relegated to the bottom of the group due to sprinting irregularities), Matteo Moschetti (Trek-Segafredo) and Jakub Mareczko (Zabù Wines).
UAE Team Emirates controlled the race without any problems (break of 6 riders, caught less than 20 km from the finish), and then led the group towards the final sprint: Alessandro Covi’s work was effective to keep the speed high in the final and good support provided by David De La Cruz, Brandon McNulty and Maximiliano Richeze to help Molano, who clearly demonstrated his superior speed.
The Colombian will face the 3rd stage in the race leader’s jersey, starting from Termini Imerese and arriving in Caronia after 180 km including the ascent of Pollina (11.4 km at 5.6%, brow at -42 km) and the final stretch of Caronia (3.6 km to 5.7%).
Molano: “Today the team’s work was spectacular, we controlled the race by maintaining a constant pace which suited me well. Munoz worked hard to bring back the break, then De La Cruz, McNulty and Covi came into action to take me to the sprint. Richeze delivered me in the sprint flawlessly and I was able to take a beautiful victory.
Today we were really perfect ”.
Stage 2 results
1. Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) 4h25’41 “
2. Matteo Moschetti (Trek-Segafredo) s.t.
3. Jakub Mareczko (Wines Zabù) s.t.
General classification after the 2nd stage
1. Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) 9h02’42 “
2. Filippo Fiorelli (Bardiani-CSF) +14 ”
3. Vincenzo Albanese (Eolo-Kometa) s.t.