News | Vuelta a Espana August 29, 2023

Molano edges close to victory in Tarragona

Colombian sprinter 2nd on stage 4

Sebastian Molano showed his sprinting legs are close to where they need to be, with a narrow defeat on stage 4 of the Vuelta España. The 28 year old took second on the technical, fast, ramp to the line in Tarragona after a crash marred finish.


Molano was navigated into the final kilometre well by Marc Soler and leadout man Rui Oliveiria who dropped him off in a good position, where he kicked out from a distanced before narrowly being overtaken by Kaden Groves (Deceuninck-Alpecin) on the line.


Molano: “I like these kind of finishes, the team worked well to place me perfectly but I knew Groves was strong and he was well positioned on my wheel. I came very close but that’s how it got in cycling sometimes.There was a crash in front at the finish also and I narrowly escaped it so I was lucky. I have good legs and I hope to have more opportunities, even tomorrow could be another chance.”


Tomorrow’s stage from Morella to Burriana(186.2km) is more unpredictable which could see a break or sprint come together.


Stage 4 results

1.Kaden Groves (Deceuninck-Alpecin) 4:05:41
2.Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
3.Edward Theuns (Lidl-Trek) s.t


General Classification after stage 4

1.Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-Quickstep) 12:48:52
2.Enric Mas (Movistar) +5’’
3.Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ) +11’’