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Vuelta a Burgos: Molano wins opening sprint to take first leader’s jersey

Cofidis' Spanish rider Ion Izaguirre Insausti cycles in a lone breakaway in the final ascent of the Col de la Croix Rosier during the 12th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 169 km between Roanne and Belleville-en-Beaujolais, in central-eastern France, on July 13, 2023. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

A long, powerful sprint by Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) has netted the Colombian fastman the opening stage of the Vuelta a Burgos.

Molano launched his final acceleration with some 300 metres to go on the left hand side of the finishing straight, easily fending off a late charge by Ivan Garcia Cortina (Movistar), second, and Eduardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma), third, by more than a bike length.

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