UAE TEAM EMIRATES DOMINATE WITH MOLANO 1ST & TRENTIN 3RD
Sebastian Molano celebrated his first win of the season with an impressive bunch sprint on stage 2 of the Vuelta Burgos from Tardajos to Briviesca (175km).
The win came after a hard chase effort from his UAE teammates to control the five rider breakaway which came back inside 15km from the line.
An uncategorised incline inside 5km to go saw a dangerous 3-man group jump clear in a move that looked like it may go to the line. Then deep inside the final kilometre Matteo Trentin put in a huge turn to deliver Molano to the line in a tight finish where he would claim his 14th career win and his first on European soil.
The podium was rounded out by Alberto Dainese (DSM) and Trentin, who hung on for third after delivering an excellent leadout for the Colombian.
Fellow UAE Team Emirates star, David De La Cruz is just 13’’ off the lead.
Molano: “Firstly I’d like to say thanks to my teammates for their spectacular work today. They showed a lot of faith in me and this win is a thank you to them. It’s been a long time since my last victory and it feels really good.
It was a close sprint, and I left it quite late to come off Matteo’s wheel. But when I kicked I gave it everything and managed to take the win.”
Thursday will see the first big shake up of the General Classification as the riders go from Busto de Bureba to Espinosa de los Monteros (173km) which includes the climb of Picón Blanco.
Stage 2 results
1. Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) 3:55:40
2. Alberto Dainese (DSM) s.t
3. Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
General Classification after stage 2
1.Gonzalo Serrano (Movistar) 7:30:22
2.Edward Planckaert (Alpecin-Fenix) s.t
3.Vincenzo Albanese (Eolo-Kometa) +1’’