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Kuss wins Tour of Utah with third stage victory

Sepp Kuss has won the overall classification in the Tour of Utah. The 23-year old American did this in style by soloing to his third stage victory in Park City. He also wins the mountain classification.

The victories of Kuss are respectively the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh victory for Team LottoNL-Jumbo this season. It is the fourth overall victory for the team in a stage race this year after the victories of Primoz Roglic in the Tour of the Basque Country, Tour de Romandie and the Tour of Slovenia.

Kuss laid the foundation for his final victory with victories in the mountain stages and was able to keep himself upfront in the remaining stages with the help of his Team LottoNL-Jumbo teammates, who controlled the race diligently. 

"This week has been really incredible. It was a very special week.", says a happy winner Sepp Kuss. "I knew I was in a good form going into the race and I was pretty confident too. But to win three stages and the overall ranking is really special. The team was once again very strong just like the rest of the week. I can't thank them enough for what they have done for me. Halfway through the stage I felt my legs were good. So I decided to play my cards on the final climb and take it safe on the descent. This victory is one for the whole team because without them this was never possible." 

Sports director Sierk Jan de Haan was delighted with the performance of his team. "This week was really great. My compliments for the riders. I have seen a team that really goes through fire for each other. Also a big compliments to the staff. They have worked very hard this week to make this all possible. 

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