Sepp Kuss takes impressive victory as Roglič strengthens lead on Vuelta a España stage 15

Roglič and Valverde put more time into their GC rivals

Sepp Kuss wins stage 15 of the Vuelta a España 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Sepp Kuss took his maiden Grand Tour stage victory on stage 15 of the Vuelta a España for Jumbo-Visma, as his team leader Primož Roglič survived another big test and tightened his grip on the red jersey.

The American survived from the breakaway before hitting out, collecting high-fives in the final 500m, with Ruben Guerreiro (Katusha-Alpecin) second, holding off a charging Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos) in the final few kilometres.

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