Sepp Kuss will ride on with Jumbo-Visma through 2024
Sepp Kuss has signed an extension to stick with Jumbo-Visma through the 2024 season, the team announced on Friday.
The 26-year-old American has been with the squad since 2018, when he came over from the Rally team. Since then, he has emerged as a key support rider for the Grand Tours while also taking some strong results of his own, including the overall win and three stages at the 2018 Tour of Utah, a stage win at the 2019 Vuelta a España, and a stage win at the 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné.
Moving forward, Kuss is expected to have a few more opportunities to ride for his own chances.
“I’m really happy to extend with the team. For me, over the past three years, it has felt really comfortable for me,” Kuss said.
“Everybody on the staff and all the riders make Team Jumbo-Visma a very nice environment for me. The special thing about the team is that everybody understands me as an athlete and, more importantly, as a person. That way we get the most out of each other. I always get opportunities and that helps me stay motivated. We are always striving for something big at this team and that’s really exciting and really special. So I hope to continue that and keep making some good memories.”
Kuss will be among the overall contenders next week at the Volta a Catalunya, and he is set to race the Tour de France and potentially the Vuelta a España later this year.
“Sepp is one of the best climbers in the peloton,” said Jumbo-Visma sport director Merijn Zeeman. “He has grown into a rider who takes his own chances, but he is also super important in supporting the leaders. He is increasingly becoming a leader himself and we will guide him in discovering his limits in the upcoming years.”
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