5 years ago by Tom Soladay

Sepp Kuss jumps to WorldTour


Our friends at Cyclingnews spoke to Sepp about his big move.

Just two years after taking up road racing full time, former mountain biker Sepp Kuss is heading to the WorldTour with LottoNL-Jumbo on a two-year deal announced last month. It’s a scenario that seemed improbable

even to Kuss not too many months ago.

The 23-year-old American sprung onto the US domestic radar in 2016 at the Redlands Bicycle Classic in April, winning the Queen stage as an unknown from an amateur team in front of former Garmin-Sharp riders Lachlan Norris and Janier Acevedo.

He followed Redlands with a solid ride among the best climbers at the Tour of the Gila, and Rally Cycling signed him soon after. Since then, the three-time US Collegiate Mountain Bike Champion, who graduated from Colorado University in Boulder this May with an advertising degree, has been on a rocket-ship ride to the sport’s top level.

“If you had asked me last year or in 2015 if I’d be on a WorldTour team, I would think that would be kind of a crazy spot to be in. But here I am, so I’m ready to embrace it,” he told Cyclingnews last week from his parents’ home in Durango, Colorado, before heading to the Netherlands for a first meeting with the team this week.

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