Vuelta a España - Sepp Kuss: This is an incredible day
Sep 09 2019 04:40 am CET

Vuelta a España - Sepp Kuss: This is an incredible day
Vuelta a España - Sepp Kuss: This is an incredible day
Sepp Kuss © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Jumbo-Visma's Sepp Kuss has taken his first victory in a grand tour in the 15th stage of the Vuelta a España.

The American was part of the breakaway and the chase group of the stage and he launched a strong attack in the last climb of the day and one by one left all the competitors behind. The rider kept going until he arrived to the last kilometre and his victory was almost certain, and that's when he decided to celebrate high fiving the fans that were on the side of the course until he crossed the finish line by himself.

"This is amazing to believe", said Kuss. "The Vuelta is incredible for us at the moment. This is an incredible day. We were attentive from the beginning and at the front. Some of the teams sent dangerous guys up to the front, so I decided to go with them. The gap was big enough to go for the stage win. Otherwise, I was going to help Primoz on the final climb. I had no strategy on the final climb, I just went full gas, I celebrated the final kilometre with the fans. The passion they have is fantastic and that is why cycling is such a big sport. On bad days they are there for you, they shout you to the top. They always support, that is why I love cycling."

"To grab this kind of victory is not easy, I always work hard to be in good shape. The team gives me opportunities. This is the third Grand Tour I've participated in. I get chances to race for myself, like today. I'm really grateful to the team."






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