I'm really surprised by how professional Kuss behaves after yesterday and today, or surprised how weak he is mentally to accept all of this
I dont think you understand what real mental strength is ...
Its not posturing or ego related like having to prove how strong you are ...its not grabbing everything for you or winning at all costs...none of that is mental stregth...its ego which is the opposite to stregth
True strength is smiling through adversity without losing integrity
Roglic at this Vuelta looks better than I ever recall. He looks amazing.
JV should mix it up at tdf 24, 2 captains ride it out.
Jonas Vingegaard will lead the Tour in 2024 ...Roglic will be wasting his time at JV if he thinks he will usurp Jonas
If Kuss wins the GC, it's because of his win on stage 6, and the gap created by the breakaway there. His gap has been going down ever since, except for yesterday's stage when Vingegaard created a safety buffer to prevent embarassment.
It's as simple as that, do the math.
Well you must not be a cycling fan for long if you think its simple math
For instance when Vinge went up the road and won the stage neither Kuss nor Roglic were allowed to follow ...so they lost time that was not down to their strength .
Also there is an universal view on here that Kuss is the weakest of the 3 in this Vuelta..but that has not been proved by anyone. He has a 'badish' day on the Angriliu but which one of the riders didn't feel bad one one day . If he was on another team and had a Dom like him (or Landa) riding for him and managed to save his jersey then no one would say he was the weakest or was gifted the race. Yesterday Vinge sat up but no where is it evident that Kuss would have lost time to him yesterday if he raced. Kuss looked pretty good yesterday
In some ways this way of riding undermines Kuss strength in the race overall
While I believe you dont attack the red jersey in your team I dont think by not doing it proves anything about Sepp Kuss strength in this Vuelta
Its simple as that