Analysis: The Angliru summit finale was the turning point in the Coloradan's eventual victory, and the Basque climber played a pivotal if unintentional role.
UAE star was the 'best of the rest' as Spanish drought dates back to Alberto Contador's win in 2014.
A custom Cervelo made for Kuss as Jumbo-Visma wins all three Grand Tours for the first time in cycling history.
There will be a lot of bruised egos after Jumbo-Visma won all three grand tours in 2023 and now the other teams must figure out how to beat them.
Jumbo-Visma earns nearly one-third of the total purse, while Astana-Qazaqstan brings home less than $5,000 in three weeks.
Everybody loves Sepp! The peloton celebrates the new Vuelta a España champion: ‘No one deserves it more than him’
Reactions from Geraint Thomas, Juan Ayuso, Jumbo-Visma staffers and teammates on Kuss and his historic win: 'Everyone is super happy to see him win.'
Belgian animates Spanish grand tour, exits race better prepared for next July.
Nailbiting final stage crowns American grand tour success.
The Colorado climber defied the odds — and sometimes his own Jumbo-Visma teammates — to join the elite club of US grand tour winners.
The Spanish grand tour returns to Portugal, the site of its first foreign start nearly 30 years ago.
Jumbo-Visma teammates unified to seal first US victory in a decade and make grand tour history.
The Colorado climber is already a top draw in Europe, will a grand tour victory boost his profile at home? 'It's nice to see the reaction from the US.'
Kuss rolls home flanked by Roglič, Vingegaard in final day of classification racing.
Other teams reported to have complained previously over police actions at the Vuelta a España.
Remco Evenepoel rebuffs Tour de France cynics at Vuelta a España: ‘Mentally I’m kind of unbreakable’
Despite GC implosion, Evenepoel remains defiant in anticipation of Tour de France clash with Pogačar, Vingegaard.
Sepp Kuss and his Vuelta a España journey from helper to champion: ‘I had a bit of the imposter syndrome’
How the popular American climber earned the looming victory: 'Sometimes you have to stand up for yourself.'
The Spanish grand tour has a knack for producing later-career GC victories.
Dainese denies Ganna after Groves caught up in late crash, Kuss moves to within 24 hours of GC victory.
Tactical trauma and P.R. problems taint history-making grand tour sweep and could cause trouble for some time.
Traditional end to race to play out on streets of Spanish capital city in what will be first US men's grand tour win in a decade.
Sepp Kuss gets a reprieve from defending red in the mountains as the sprinters have their day once more.
The final real chance for a GC change-up.
Kuss adds seconds to his lead over Vingegaard after distancing the Dane in a sprint for the line.
The 2018 Tour de France champion questions Jumbo-Visma's handling of the GC situation: 'I feel for Kuss. I feel like he deserves a bit more respect from the team.'
‘I feel they are not being fair to Kuss’: Sean Kelly questions actions of Roglič, Vingegaard and Jumbo-Visma
Former world number one says American rider should be guided home to Vuelta win.
Vingegaard and Roglič drop Kuss with 2km to go on the legendary climb and the American digs deep to defend the leader's jersey.
Controversy swirls around leadership as the Dutch super team narrows in on historic grand tour sweep: 'It's our way of working.'
'We will not put one of our own teammates in a less good situation': Did that happen Tuesday?
Vuelta stage 18 preview: Can Kuss hang on? One final mountain-top finish to seal or unseat race leader
Can Sepp Kuss defend on one more mountain-top finish after being dropped by his teammates two days in a row?
Cracks or controversy? Sepp Kuss surrenders time to Jonas Vingegaard but defends lead: ‘I don’t want to win as a gift’
American climber cedes time to Jumbo-Visma teammate but downplays tension inside team bus: 'The strongest will win.'
Kuss retains red jersey but loses time to both Vingegaard and Roglič as Jumbo-Visma's leadership strategy looks in tension.
Soudal Quick-Step's coach reveals the unique factors that allow Evenepoel to blow away his rivals with extra-aero attacks.
Former teammate hopes a Kuss win at the Vuelta a España will inspire more children in the US to take up riding.
The Angliru has only featured in the Vuelta nine times total since its first appearance in 1999, but has become one of the most iconic climbs in the event.
The 2018 Tour de France winner also faced a similar scenario with Chris Froome: 'Vingegaard didn't come here to ride around, did he? Same with Primož.'
Jumbo-Visma coach reveals how Kuss balanced recovery and rebuild to blaze through Giro, Tour, Vuelta in one season.
Costa gets the better of Kämna and Buitrago in cagey final, no worries for Jumbo-Visma in final stage before rest day.
Enric Mas, Mikel Landa hint at joining forces to pull the brakes on the Kuss-Roglič-Vingegaard freight train.
King and the prince: Sepp Kuss finds GC mentor in Jonas Vingegaard: ‘I try to help him as much as possible’
The American climber picked up useful lessons from Vingegaard and Roglič that he is applying to his historic Vuelta bid.
After crushing losses, Evenepoel vows to arrive to Madrid with something to prove: 'A three-week stage race improves your base.'
Climb and descent close to the finish could platform opportunistic attacks.
Evenepoel drops Bardet in summit finish for emotional victory, Kuss retains red as classification battle simmers.
‘A crazy day, very explosive.’ UAE Team Emirates takes stock after a crushing Jumbo-Visma performance
Ayuso, Almeida, and Soler vow to fight on.
Vingegaard, Kuss, Roglič decimated the Vuelta a España in the Pyrenees – we look at the numbers behind their rides.
The elimination of Remco Evenepoel clears the way for a Jumbo-Visma podium sweep in Madrid. The only question now is if Sepp Kuss can hold on.
GC losses clear way for Sepp Kuss and Jumbo-Visma podium sweep: 'When we heard he was in trouble, we upped the pace.'
Jumbo-Visma lands devastating blow with 1-2-3 on the Tourmalet that locks out GC podium, Evenepoel drops inside first 50km of multi-mountain stage.
The latest lieutenant to seek grand tour glory.
The most dangerous rival to Sepp Kuss lost 1:20 over the first of three major climbs in the Pyrénées.
Evenepoel hinted at partnership with Soler, Almeida, Ayuso – but UAE Emirates could prove just as much an enemy as a friend.
Compatriots excited to see Kuss riding in red with a shot at overall victory.
Roglic inches closer to Evenepoel on eve of dramatic showdown.
Cross-border climbing challenge with another summit finish.
Green jersey Groves just misses out on third stage win after mishap close to line.
Vuelta a España race leader was fine with GC detente: 'That was a little weird, but I'm not going to complain.'
Wind could play a role, with echelons a possibility.
Tour de France signature climb likely to play a key role in shaping race.
The American defends red after a relatively routine day in the saddle: 'We were happy to let the group go for the stage win.'
Like many in his generation, the former US champ laments the domestic racing scene: 'I’d like to see a comeback of some of those races.'
The defending Vuelta a España champion vows to keep attacking: 'I'm surprised by his great finish.'
Five-time Tour de France winner says the key for Kuss will be his mental fortitude: 'To be a leader, you have to be mentally very strong as well.'
Colorado climber sounding more confident in his chances to become first US winner of the Vuelta a España in 10 years: 'I have to believe in myself.'
Kuss delivers time trial of his career to retain GC lead, Evenepoel gains time on all other classification rivals, moves to 1:09 back overall.
Welsh veteran may be facing a difficult end to his GC career at Spanish tour as Ineos Grenadiers tilts toward a new era.
Punchy climbers to shine in difficult finale as Sepp Kuss carries red jersey into week two.
Tour-Giro winner Egan Bernal says rivals are making a mistake if they overlook the Colorado climber: 'Kuss has the level to fight for the overall, that's obvious.'
Team DSM-Firmenich rider Romain Bardet calls for change and says it is 'karma' for using flight transfers at grand tours.
Colorado climber is the last rider down the start ramp as the race leader at 17h02 CET.
Vuelta a España stage 10 preview: TT will see GC shakeup with Sepp Kuss and his red jersey on the line
The only individual time trial will be crucial for Sepp Kuss and his bid to defend the red leader's jersey.
More controversy at the Spanish grand tour after officials take the GC times with 2km to go on Sunday's summit finale.
Champagne toasts, media storm: Here’s everything Sepp Kuss did in his first day in the Vuelta a España leader’s jersey
What's it like to lead a grand tour? Here's how the Colorado climber celebrated his first racing day in his historic leader's jersey.
Vuelta a España stage 9: Sepp Kuss defends red, Lennard Kämna completes grand tour set after wild day of windswept racing
Kämna punches out of breakaway for solo summit victory, Kuss retains GC lead as mud on road forces neutralization of the closing 2km.
Michael Storer on 20-year-old teammate's breakout Vuelta: 'He has been riding above expectations, way, way above, so no regrets.'
'This Vuelta still has a long way to go': Evenepoel has so far been resilient against Kuss, Roglič, Vingegaard – how long can he last?
Sepp Kuss makes history as first American male in a decade to wear a leader’s jersey at a grand tour
Colorado climber dons first US elite men's leader’s jersey since Chris Horner won the 2013 Vuelta a España. Will he be next?
Remco Evenepoel rages at missed opportunity at Vuelta a España: ‘I didn’t know we were sprinting for the win’
Defending champ left fuming after crowd noise blocks radio comms that would have clarified racing situation.
Kuss claims career-first grand tour GC leader's jersey, Evenepoel resilient under Jumbo-Visma pressure but misses sprint victory.
The lumpy profile could see breakaway riders taking their chances before going into Monday's rest day.
‘My helmet probably saved my life’: Thymen Arensman counts his luck after harrowing Vuelta a España crash
Rising Dutch GC racer loses tooth, receives facial stitches as Ineos Grenadiers reels from tough opening week of racing.