Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates), winner of the last stage of the Vuelta in Madrid, was “very excited”, did not believe in the prestigious victory in the Spanish capital, unexpected, because his role was to start the visit for his teammate Pascal Ackerman.
Boyacense achieved the first victory for Colombian cycling in the last stage of one of the three major competitions.
And his achievement shines through with the financial reward he receives for achieving it.
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Molano makes history
“I am very happy. I would like to dedicate this stage success to my beloved mother, my brothers and my entire family. I am very excited. To all my team who did a perfect job at this Vuelta. It’s amazing, I swear I’m still integrating it. “Nobody can imagine how happy I feel,” the bipa cyclist said at the finish line.
At first the intention was to launch Ackermann, but with 300 meters to go he was in the lead and pressed to avoid being overtaken by Mats Pedersen.
“I knew I had to do a good job for Pascal Ackermann, I felt really good, and so did he. In the end, I started to go 300 meters like I normally throw. The team did the right job. I looked to the left, Pedersen passed me, and in no time I I don’t want to stop,” he explained.
A victory that comes to the Colombian after a season of many sacrifices, and he finally paid off with a win.
“I think about all the things I’ve done to get here, all the effort we put in as athletes, as cyclists, as people, leaving our families at home. I’m very happy and grateful to my whole team.”He finished.
Award for his achievement
As established by the Vuelta organization, the prize for winning the stage for Molano is 11 thousand euros.
In Colombian pesos, the value will be Over 48 million pesos.
Of course, it is very difficult for all the spoils to go to him, because the United Arab Emirates team, like many others, usually distributes the accumulated prize among its members at the end of the race.
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