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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.
After a breakaway of five was caught with eight kilometres to go on the mostly flat opening stage of this year’s race, UAE and Jumbo-Visma ensured a bunch sprint was all but inevitable.
After two stage wins in 2021, Molano’s victory is his third in the Vuelta a Burgos and also earns the 28-year-sprinter the first lead of the race.
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