Thousands of Sepp Kuss fans come out to welcome home their Vuelta hero

Durango celebrates first American Grand Tour winner in a decade with a massive parade

Sepp Kuss leads a ride in his hometown of Durango
(Image credit: Henry Lord)

Coloradan Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) made history in September when he won the 2023 Vuelta a España, becoming the first American in a decade to win a Grand Tour. 

An ocean away, Americans had woken up early week after week to cheer on their beloved yet unlikely winner, but it had been the Spanish fans who were on the receiving end of Kuss' celebratory champagne spray.  

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Henry Lord

Henry Lord is a Cycling Weekly Intern. He grew up in southern Maine and was introduced to mountain biking by his dad. Lord grew up racing mountain bikes and cyclocross across the East Coast as well as downhill and XC skiing. He moved out west to Durango, Colorado to start college at Fort Lewis, where in the last two years he has focused on road racing in addition to studying Communication design and marketing.

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