The final GC standings at the 2023 Vuelta a España

Sepp Kuss celebrates his overall win with Jumbo-Visma teammates while crossing the finish line in Madrid
Sepp Kuss celebrates his overall win with Jumbo-Visma teammates while crossing the finish line in Madrid (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) crossed the line safely on the final stage of the 2023 Vuelta a España, celebrating his first overall victory behind the peloton with his teammates, spreading out across the road in Madrid. 

The 29-year-old from Durango, Colorado led a Jumbo-Visma sweep of the top three in the final general classification. He topped the final podium by 17 seconds ahead of Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard and 1:08 on Giro d’Italia winner Primož Roglič. Jumbo-Visma made history as the first-ever team to win all three Grand Tours in a single season.

The final stage, designed for sprinters, delivered an exciting late breakaway with Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) taking the victory, bringing no changes to the overall classification.

Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) finished fourth, 3:25 down and claimed the best young rider classification. Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) finished fifth at 3:44 back and Enric Mas (Movistar) was sixth, at 4:14 in arrears. 

The next two spots were held by Bora-Hansgrohe teammates Aleksandr Vlasov in seventh, 8:06 back, and Cian Uijtdebroeks in eighth, another seven seconds down. 

UAE Team Emirates’ João Almeida finished in ninth place, at 10:08. Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious) rounded out the top 10, 11:51 down.

2022 overall winner Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) finished 12th overall, 16:44 adrift.

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Lyne Lamoureux

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