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.[3] He was named in the startlist for the 2017 Vuelta a España.[4] In May 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Giro d'Italia.[5]

Juan Sebastián Molano
Clásico RCN 2016 Sebastián Molano.jpg
Molano in 2016
Personal information
Full nameJuan Sebastián Molano Benavides
Born (1994-04-11) 11 April 1994 (age 26)
Paipa, Colombia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current teamUAE Team Emirates
  • Road
  • Track
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur teams
2011–2012Proyectos Alcaldía Paipa
2013Fuerzas Armadas–Ejército Nacional
Professional teams
2016–2018Team Manzana Postobón[1]
2019–UAE Team Emirates[2]

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.[6] 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."[7]

Major resultsEdit

Pan American Track Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Team pursuit
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
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2
Tour of Xingtai
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Stage 2 Tour of China II
10th Overall Tour of Taihu Lake
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Stage 3 Tour Colombia
Tour Colombia
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2, 3 & 5

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Giro d'Italia DNF DNF
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 152 143
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Manzana Postobon confirms 2018 squad". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ "UAE Team Emirates". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "2017 > 72nd Vuelta a España > Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  5. ^ "2019: 102nd Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Molano suspended by UAE Team Emirates during Giro d'Italia after internal testing". cyclingnews.com. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  7. ^ "UAE Team Emirates gives Juan Sebastian Molano green light to return to competition". cyclingpub.com. 18 July 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2020.

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