Kuss not intimidated by Ineos strength at Volta a Catalunya

Sepp Kuss
Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) and Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) at the Volta a Catalunya (Image credit: Getty Images)

As Ineos Grenadiers head home from the Volta a Catalunya with a landmark clean sweep of the GC podium, you might have thought the opposition felt intimidated by such a devastating display of racing power so early in the 2021 season.

But according to Jumbo-Visma’s Sepp Kuss, part of one of the strongest -  if not the strongest -  rival GC teams right now, Ineos Grenadiers collective performance in Catalunya, while obviously impressive, can be linked back to some general trends in cycling as well.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.