Tour de France 2021: Strava stats reveal huge effort by Sepp Kuss in the Pyrenees

Kuss took the biggest win of his career on stage 15 in Andorra

Sepp Kuss wins stage 15 of the Tour de France
Sepp Kuss wins stage 15 of the Tour de France
(Image credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Sepp Kuss made yet another statement of his talent on stage 15 of the Tour de France 2021, taking a huge solo win in the Pyrenees mountains - but what do the Strava stats from his ride reveal?

Jumbo-Visma rider Kuss attacked on the final climb of the day, the Col de Beixalis, with a huge effort 19km from the finish, eventually cresting the climb alone and descending to victory ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.