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Molano wins Stage 4 as Evenepoel defends Red Jersey

23/02/2023

Sebastian Molano (Team UAE Emirates) has won Stage 4, the Dubai Stage of the 2023 UAE Tour, ahead of Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma) and Sam Welsford (Team DSM).

Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) meanwhile, has defended his General Classification lead and remains in the Red Jersey.

PROVISIONAL STAGE RESULT

1 – Sebastian Molano (Team UAE Emirates), 174km in 3h50’01”, average speed 45.388km/h

2 – Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma) s.t.

3 – Sam Welsford (Team DSM) s.t.

OFFICIAL JERSEYS

  • Red Jersey, General Classification. Sponsor: International Holding Company – Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step)
  • Green Jersey, Points Classification. Sponsor: BeIT – Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma)
  • White Jersey, Young Rider Classification. Sponsor: Nakheel – Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step)
  • Black Jersey, Intermediate Sprint Classification. Sponsor: Experience Abu Dhabi – Edward Planckaert (Alpecin-Deceuninck)

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step)

2 – Lucas Plapp (Ineos Grenaders) at 7″

3 – Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) at 11″

QUOTES

Speaking seconds after the finish, stage winner Sebastian Molano said: “This is a good victory for me and a good victory for the team, and I am very happy for everyone involved. This race is a great opportunity for me to show what I can do and I am happy I got my stage win today.”

 

Red Jersey holder Remco Evenepoel said: “It was a very special stage for me to be wearing the Red Jersey. In one day, we saw many of the major landmarks in Dubai, and it was a beautiful stage. It went well for me as well. My legs felt good after yesterday. We tried to win the stage with Tim Merlier but being in the leader’s jersey, I couldn’t take any risks in the lead out.”

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