Sepp Kuss: 'Free strategy' for Jumbo-Visma at Critérium du Dauphiné

THYON 2000 LES COLLONS SWITZERLAND MAY 01 Sepp Kuss of United States and Team Jumbo Visma at arrival during the 74th Tour De Romandie 2021 Stage 4 a 1613km stage from Sion to Thyon 2000 Les Collons 2076m TDR2021 TDRnonstop UCIworldtour on May 01 2021 in Thyon 2000 Les Collons Switzerland Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) at the Tour de Romandie (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

With no Primož Roglič, Wout van Aert or Tom Dumoulin in the Jumbo-Visma line-up at the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Dutch team not only looks quite different to recent editions but also has a significantly different strategy.

While in the past they've often had to control the peloton to set up Van Aert for bunch finishes and Roglič for his GC objectives, it's a different story this week. In Steven Kruijswijk and Sepp Kuss, they have two strong GC contenders, but not an obviously outstanding one. So how will it play out for Jumbo this week?

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).