News | Giro di Sicilia April 4, 2019

Molano, podium & white jersey again

Third place in Palermo sprint

Sebastian Molano takes a step forward compared to his first race day after the injury and manages to get on the podium of the Giro di Sicilia’s second stage.


In a bunch sprint, the Colombian sprinter of UAE Team Emirates blasted over the Palermo line, after 236km from Capo d’Orlando, third behind winner Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) and Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar).


With today’s podium, Molano retains the leadership of the young rider ranking and climbs to third in the general classification, 12″ from the leader Belletti.


Sports Director Bruno Vicino commented, “Sebastian showed again to have good legs, despite a very long stage and a crash after a few kilometres from the start, fortunately without consequences.


Like yesterday, despite a fantastic job by Ferrari, Molano found himself having to start his sprint a bit too long. It can happen in sprints where there are no trains that take the situation in hand“.


The third stage, 188 km from Caltanissetta to Ragusa, will climb the Serra di Burgio (7.8 km at 5.5% average gradient) at 20.5km from the finish. The race ends on the Ibla, 2.9km at 4.2% average gradient.



Stage 2 results
1 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec  6h16’16”
2 Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Giotti Victoria-Palomar s.t.
3 Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates s.t.


General classification after stage 2
1 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 10h04’02”
2 Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Giotti Victoria-Palomar s.t.
3 Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates 12″