- American rider leads but without help from teammates
- Rider flanked by Vingegaard and Roglic at finish line
Wout Poels of the Netherlands took victory in the penultimate stage of the Vuelta a España in Guadarrama, as, with only the ceremonial stage to Madrid remaining, American climber Sepp Kuss will complete an unprecedented Grand Tour grand slam for his sponsors, Jumbo-Visma.
Yet for all the high fives, warm hugs and fist bumps from superstar teammates, Jonas Vingegaard and Primoz Roglic during this year’s Vuelta, Kuss may still have spent much of the race expecting to pull a knife from his back.
Written by Jeremy Whittle
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