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Kuss ninth as he heads into challenging final stage of the Volta a Catalunya

Kuss ninth as he heads into challenging final stage of the Volta a Catalunya

The sixth stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Saturday has not caused any significant shifts in the overall standings. The 194 kilometre stage to Mataró ended in a bunch sprint. Sepp Kuss retained ninth place overall and is the highest ranked rider of Team Jumbo-Visma.

“For us it was a matter of surviving”, sports director Grischa Niermann said. “We didn’t bring a sprinter along and the stage didn’t lend itself to trying anything. Nevertheless, it was not an easy stage. The guys worked well for Sepp and kept him in a good position near the front.”

"We didn’t bring a sprinter along and the stage didn’t lend itself to trying anything."

Grischa Niermann

The Volta a Catalunya finishes tomorrow in Barcelona with six climbs of Montjuic. “Tomorrow, anything can still happen in the general classification. There is a new climb in the course, making the stage even tougher than other years. We will see if anything is still possible tomorrow.”

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