Kuss got to wear the yellow top for just one stage and then ceded the jersey to teammate Rob Britton, who won the 9km stage 3 uphill time trial by 13 seconds over Serghei Tvetcov (Jell Belly-Maxxis) and 26 seconds over Gavin Mannion (UnitedHealthcare).
Kuss finished 17th on the stage, 1:04 behind Britton, and dropped to 10th overall, but the Durango, Colorado, native is well-placed in the overall with two big GC days still to come on Saturday and Sunday.
Fr the stage 3 time trial, all riders were required to ride standard road bikes with no aero gear, so Kuss' Diamondback Podium was decked out as light as possible for the hill climb. Aside from helmets, wheels were the main choice riders had to work with, and Kuss opted for the HED Stinger 3 on the rear and the Stinger 5 on the front. Britton, on the other hand, rode Stinger 5s front and back.
Kuss' 54cm frame is equipped in SRAM Red 22 gruppo set up with an 11-25 cog. Kuss uses HED Grand Tour handlebars and a Pro Turnix saddle. Speedplay pedals connect Kuss to the drivetrain, and Kenda tires hook him up to the road.
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