Kuss confirms road racing promise at Tour of the Gila

Sepp Kuss, a lanky 22-year-old from Durango, Colorado, stunned the cycling world earlier this year at the Redlands Classic when he took the stage win atop the infamous Oak Glen climb, ahead of notable mountain men Janier Acevedo and Lachlan Morton. Fast forward four weeks to Tour of the Gila, and Kuss was no longer the unknown rider on the amateur Gateway-Harley Davidson team, he was a marked man. Still, his abilities shone through and he finished fourth on the stage to Mogollon behind Morton. He now sits fourth overall heading into the time trial, and wears the white best young rider's jersey. Cyclingnews spoke to Kuss before the start of stage 2 at Fort Bayard.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.