Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) won the opening stage of the 2021 Tour of Sicily after a bunch sprint.

The Colombian caught late attacker Vincenzo Albanese (Eolo-Kometa) just before the finish line to claim first stage in Licata. Maximiliano Richeze, Molano’s teammate and launcher, finished third.

“The team was spectacular. They controlled the stage all day, and in the end it was a final that suited me and Maxi very well. In the final kilometre, Maxi and I knew there was an attacker ahead. We were both very strong,” Molano said.

Tomorrow looks like it could be a good finish for me again so we’ll try and go for win number two”.

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