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12 Aug 2018 21:34

Damn I love this guy! Insane climbing exhibitions on three different occasions!
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12 Aug 2018 23:33

So he's going to "Tour of Spain" now?
Hope he will finish it
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12 Aug 2018 23:36

What an incredible way to take your first pro wins. LottoNL are mass producing great riders at the moment
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12 Aug 2018 23:37

Somebody put Sosa and Kuss up against each other in a race this week please.
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12 Aug 2018 23:43

Sosa, Kuss and Alarcon
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12 Aug 2018 23:53

Why is he called Sepp, by the way? Is he of recent Dutch or Flemish extraction?
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13 Aug 2018 00:03

There is a great article about him from 2016, when he was just beginning his ascent.

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Meet Sepp Kuss, revelation of the 2016 Redlands Classic
https://cyclingtips.com/2016/04/meet-sepp-kuss-revelation-of-the-2016-redlands-classic/

"One look at Strava leaderboards on some of the toughest climbs in the U.S. cycling hub of Boulder, Colorado, reveals a relatively unknown name.
On several significant climbs, the first name to follow Tom Danielson’s is that of Sepp Kuss, a 22-year-old from Durango."

"And if Kuss never makes it as a pro cyclist, he says that’ll be okay. It’’s all about striking the right balance."

I suggest you read it, it's really informative.
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13 Aug 2018 00:14

Amazingly talented rider, LottoNL last year were blown away by his test results and internally likened him to Primoz Roglic. But let’s hope they give him the gradual opportunity to show results in Europe as well. He was 34th in the Dauphiné as a domestique and showed he was amongst the last standing non-leaders. It’s good for him he is behind a couple of guys for now, which takes away the pressure.
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13 Aug 2018 00:14

Thanks for that link, Lequack
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13 Aug 2018 01:14

Thanks for the link. Sounds like as long as he's enjoying riding/racing he's going to continue. That's as it should be.
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13 Aug 2018 06:50

RedheadDane wrote:
JoeD1997 wrote:
Martin wrote:btw., I expected more from Powless and McNulty on this Tour.
Go on Sepp, this was just so much fun to watch!


It's quite hard for McNulty to show himself in a race he is not actually participating in :p . Although, watch out for him in roughly 10 days or so at l'Avenir.


Technicalities!


Aww... Correct... I thougt I saw his name on the startlist :o
Anyway, back to Sepp, he was so dominant this week that I think US team should be build around him on this year's WC in Austria.
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13 Aug 2018 10:36

It'll be interesting to see how he compares to a somewhat more elite field. Taking 2 minutes over 3 stages on Hermans isn't really what i would call an amazing achievement.
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13 Aug 2018 10:48

You're underrating Hermans here. He purposedly let's go of GC in most races he does to go for stage wins (like in GT), but then showed his climbing level, certainly when 100%, is actually quite high.
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13 Aug 2018 14:17

The American races tend not to show the true potential of a rider. Will wait for the Vuelta to see if he delivers
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13 Aug 2018 14:30

IndianCyclist wrote:The American races tend not to show the true potential of a rider. Will wait for the Vuelta to see if he delivers


But if he's used as a dom it won't really show anything, unless he'll be as dominant as Bernal in the Tour.
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13 Aug 2018 14:33

Zinoviev Letter wrote:Why is he called Sepp, by the way? Is he of recent Dutch or Flemish extraction?


Or more distantly (time-wise).
Or his parents just liked the name.
Aka The Ginger One.
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13 Aug 2018 15:19

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:You're underrating Hermans here. He purposedly let's go of GC in most races he does to go for stage wins (like in GT), but then showed his climbing level, certainly when 100%, is actually quite high.

Hermans could go for a top 20 in the TDF, top 15 in Giro or Vuelta. If everthing goes well. That's about his level. Doing a few minutes better would gain you two or three spots. Personally i think Benoot was climbing at roughly the same level last year as Kuss, at the same age, without prep and without hype. But against elite riders.
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13 Aug 2018 15:22

Logic-is-your-friend wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:You're underrating Hermans here. He purposedly let's go of GC in most races he does to go for stage wins (like in GT), but then showed his climbing level, certainly when 100%, is actually quite high.

Hermans could go for a top 20 in the TDF, top 15 in Giro or Vuelta. If everthing goes well. That's about his level. Doing a few minutes better would gain you two or three spots. Personally i think Benoot was climbing at roughly the same level last year as Kuss, at the same age, without prep and without hype. But against elite riders.


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13 Aug 2018 15:27

Great argument.
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