Sepp Kuss ruled out of Tour de France after COVID-19 infection at Dauphiné

Sepp Kuss
Sepp Kuss (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sepp Kuss has been ruled out of the 2024 Tour de France after Visma-Lease a Bike revealed that he had not recovered fully from a COVID-19 infection that had forced him to abandon the Critérium du Dauphiné.

The reigning Vuelta a España champion was initially included in Visma’s selection for the Tour, announced last week, when the team confirmed that Jonas Vingegaard would line out in search of a third successive victory. Vingegaard will now have to do without Kuss, who is replaced by Bart Lemmen.

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James Moultrie
News Writer

James Moultrie is a gold-standard NCTJ journalist who joined Cyclingnews as a News Writer in 2023 after originally contributing as a freelancer for eight months, during which time he also wrote for Eurosport, Rouleur and Cycling Weekly. Prior to joining the team he reported on races such as Paris-Roubaix and the Giro d’Italia Donne for Eurosport and has interviewed some of the sport’s top riders in Chloé Dygert, Lizzie Deignan and Wout van Aert. Outside of cycling, he spends the majority of his time watching other sports – rugby, football, cricket, and American Football to name a few.