Juan Sebastián Molano
Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides (born 11 April 1994) is a Colombian professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates. He was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España. In May 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Giro d'Italia.
Molano in 2016
|Full name||Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides|
|Born||11 April 1994|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Current team||UAE Team Emirates|
|2011–2012||Proyectos Alcaldía Paipa|
|2013||Fuerzas Armadas–Ejército Nacional|
|2016–2018||Team Manzana Postobón|
|2019–||UAE Team Emirates|
While riding the Giro, Molano was suspended by his team following stage 3 after "seemingly unusual physiological results". The team did not comment where these results originated from and refrained from commenting further until more tests were carried out. Molano did not start stage 4. Molano was later cleared to resume racing at the Adriatica Ionica Race in late-July 2019 after further tests found he was "highly sensitive to altitude changes."
- Pan American Track Championships
- 1st Stage 1 Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
- 1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Colombia
- Volta ao Alentejo
- 1st Stages 3 & 5
- 3rd Road race, Pan American Road Championships
- 3rd Grand Prix de Denain
- 1st Road race, Pan American Road Championships
- 1st Overall Tour of China I
- Tour of Xingtai
- 1st Stages 2 & 3
- 1st Stage 2 Tour of China II
- 10th Overall Tour of Taihu Lake
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||—||—||—|
|Vuelta a España||152||—||143||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
- "Manzana Postobon confirms 2018 squad". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
- "UAE Team Emirates". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
- "UAE Team Emirates complete 2020 roster with re-signing of former world champion Rui Costa". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
- "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
- "2019: 102nd Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
- "Molano suspended by UAE Team Emirates during Giro d'Italia after internal testing". cyclingnews.com. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
- "UAE Team Emirates gives Juan Sebastian Molano green light to return to competition". cyclingpub.com. 18 July 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2020.