Colombian Juan Sebastian Molano wins the third stage of the Tour Colombia, his first in UAE Team Emirates colours, after 167.6km around Llanogrande. His victory came ahead of Julian Alaphilippe and Diego Ochoa. Molano was able to hold his position in the group over four climbs of Alto El Nano unlike the other sprinters. With spark still in his legs, he gave the team its fourth victory of the 2019 season.
The sprinter also now leads the points classification. “It was a beautiful moment, to get my first win with my new team and doing so here in Colombia – it’s fantastic,” Molano said.
“Gaviria unfortunately was not well. I had a big responsibly and I was able to repay the enormous trust given to me by the team.
“I felt great all day, on the climbs my legs were good and I found myself secure in the finishing straight for the sprint. The work of my team-mates getting there was perfect all day. I want to thank the team who kept me going throughout the stage.”