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Colorado's Sepp Kuss secures Spanish Vuelta victory

He becomes the first American male to win the Grand Tour in a decade
CORRECTION Spain Cycling La Vuelta
Posted at 1:10 AM, Sep 17, 2023

MADRID (AP) — The United States has a Grand Tour winner again.

Sepp Kuss has won the Spanish Vuelta to become the first American to win one of cycling’s top races since Chris Horner earned the Vuelta victory in 2013.

The other Grand Tour events are the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France. Kuss had effectively secured the victory ahead of Sunday’s largely ceremonial stage in the Spanish capital.

Kuss had entered the race in a supporting role to his Jumbo-Visma teammates Jonas Vingegaard and Primoz Roglic. They finished second and third respectively.

Kuss grew up in Durango and now lives in the European country of Andorra, according to Outside Magazine.