It is rare to see any riders race three Grand Tours in one season, specially a high-caliber figure. That is most likely going to happen in the coming weeks as after thriving in both Giro d'Italia and Tour de France, Sepp Kuss is preparing tor ace the Vuelta a Espana.
This was reported by Velo, who were told by sources close to the team that the American is going to be part of the lineup. Kuss initially was not meant to ride the Giro d'Italia but after the withdrawal of Wilco Kelderman with an injury, the American stepped in to be Primoz Roglic' key domestique. His presence was key in the team's overall victory as the Slovenian won the race by only 14 seconds over Geraint Thomas.
There Kuss was 14th, at the Tour de France he finished 12th in the GC, but he had entered the final mountain stage in 9th spot. Throughout the three weeks he once again put on a blistering performance, supporting Jonas Vingegaard in the most important moments in the mountains, whilst riding himself into a GC spot as well because of his performances. The crash on the final competitive day was a pebble in his shoe, but the main goal was accomplished.
At the time it was already said that Kuss could race the Vuelta. The crash put that into doubt, as well as Jonas Vingegaard's confirmation in the Spanish Grand Tour. However it seems as if Jumbo-Visma is keen on having it's three main climbers present as they look to be the first team winning all three Grand Tours in a year, in the history of the sport on the men's side.