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Cycling | 11 augustus 2018

Kuss climbs to second stage victory in Tour of Utah

Sepp Kuss has impressively won his second stage victory in the Tour of Utah. The 23-year old American excelled at Snowbird Mountain and takes his second victory as a professional cyclist. In the general classification he has extended his lead. He also takes over the lead in the mountain classification from Daan Olivier.

The victory of Kuss is the twenty-fifth for Team LottoNL-Jumbo this season.

The queen stage to Snowbird Mountain was perfectly controlled by Team LottoNL-Jumbo throughout the day. Sepp Kuss was put in an ideal position by his teammates at the foot of the final climb, after which Kuss started his solo with eight kilometers from the finish line. 

"All credits for the team today. They have done a great job",  a happy Kuss said after his win. "The team had everything under control from the start. They were really good and rode incredibly smart too covering all the breakaways. We never got under any pressure or problems. Everyone has contributed to this victory and rode above expectations. It certainly gave me extra motivation to go for the stage victory and reward them for that. I am very proud of this great team. "

Sports director Sierk Jan de Haan concurred with his team captain. "This win is one for the entire team here in Utah. Everyone has given their maximum. Then Sepp had to finish it which gave him the boost to win. I can not be more than proud. "

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