He did it in 2019 at the Santuario del Acebo (Asturias) and four years later Sepp Kuss (28 years old) at the Javalambre Astrophysical Observatory repeated the celebration at La Vuelta. His second win… and he high-fived the fans in and shared his joy with a smile which lights up almost every morning. The man from Durango (USA), who lives in Andorra and has a Catalan partner, is one of the most popular riders in the peloton… and also one of the most sociable riders in the world. The Jumbo knows it and so does its leaders Roglic and Vingegaard. All of this helped earn the American the solidarity jersey (www.maillotsolidario.org). a project by La Vuelta, Bikes Without Borders and ASto increase the number and improvement of bicycles in Senegal so that children and young people can reach educational centers in this way. He picked it up this Friday at the exit of Utiel.
“For me, working for my leaders is not a sacrifice, it is a pride to be with them. We’re a very strong team and sometimes I get my chances, like in Javalambre. By greeting the audience, I also get closer to the fans, which for me is the most beautiful thing about the Vuelta,” said Kuss in almost perfect Spanish. The jumbo player sees the combination of cycling and solidarity as a complete success: “That’s something very important, because in cycling there are always the stories of the winnersbut behind every winner there is a team, you have to be supportive and that’s important.”