Last Thursday (19), through social networks and official websites, Sepp Kuss celebrated the 2023 season and his victory in the Vuelta a Espana with a meeting of followers and fans in Durango, Colorado, United States. The celebration had been announced weeks earlier as a way to honor the cyclist.
The event was attended by the athlete, the city mayor, Kim Baxter, speakers, competitors from the Durango Devo team and cycling announcer, Dave Towle. The crowd that attended Sepp Kuss’ celebration paid homage to the cyclist with red and yellow shirts, which mentioned his current team, Jumbo-Visma.
The athlete joked when delivering his speech: “Deep down, I didn’t want to have the red shirt, that seems like a real arduous task. After being part of the community for so long and the last few years dragging my wife after long flights, it’s so much fun to share Durango with her and the entire community.”
With his victory in the competition, Sepp Kuss became the first American to win the Vuelta a España after many years. In an interview with the local press, the athlete had reported that getting first place in the matches was considered one of the biggest dreams in his career.
“When I woke up I thought I was dreaming, it will take me a long time to get used to it. I don’t know if today is the happiest day of my career, because Grand Tour success is something that is built over multiple stages, but it is certainly one of them”, said Sepp Kuss after handing out the prizes at the competition.