Kuss goes solo to win at the Observatorio Astrofisico de Javalambre
Pico del Buitre. Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre, Thursday, August 31st 2023 – An outstanding stage 6 of La Vuelta delivered historic results at the Observatorio Astrofisico de Javalambre. In a rare moment in the limelight the American climber Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma), participating in his third Grand Tour of the year, was the strongest from an impressive breakaway to take victory ahead of Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ).
|STAGE RESULT||INDIVIDUAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION|
|1. Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) in 4h27’29’’||1. Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ) in 21h40’35’’|
|2. Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ) at 26’’||2. Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) at 08’’|
|3. Romain Bardet (Team dsm-firmenich) at 31’’||3. Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) at 51’’|
At 20 years old Martinez became the youngest leader in the race’s history. After joining a large breakaway, the young man took full advantage of the support of Rudy Molard and Michael Storer up front, then finished it off wonderfully by claiming second place at the top of the Pico del Buitre. Next to the Javalambre Observatory, a new star is born on Thursday.
It is also the second leader’s jersey for Groupama – FDJ at a Grand Tour this season after Bruno Armirail’s pink on the last Giro.
Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) ganged up against Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) to gain 30 seconds on the Belgian star. La Vuelta 23 started less than a week ago and the GC battle is already in full swing!
Stage 6: Top 10 Results and GC
Full Results here: