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by Shane Stokes
September 21, 2017
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Following a season where he placed second in the Tour of Alberta, sixth in the Colorado Classic, eighth in the Tour of the Gila and ninth in the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Sepp Kuss has inked a two-year contract with the LottoNL-Jumbo team.
“I’m extremely excited to join Team LottoNL-Jumbo,” he said on Wednesday. “With a proven track-record of developing its riders and considering the great amount of individual attention and resources the staff gives its riders, I feel that this team is the best place for me to progress.
“I hope to learn from the experienced team members and continue to develop as a climber, along with working on my time trial. I’m also excited to discover what types of races suit me best.”
The 23-year-old compted with Rally Cycling this season and, in addition to the results mentioned above, also took 14th in the recent Coppa Bernocchi and 17th in the Coppa Agostoni.
“Kuss attracted our attention during the Tour of California. Since then, we have been following him and we tested him intensively,” said LottoNL-Jumbo sportive director Merijn Zeeman. “He has a background as a mountainbiker and hasn’t been riding a racing bike for a long time yet. He still has plenty of room for development and we will give him the time to do so.”