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American high-fives crowd on way to victory while team leader Primoz Roglic maintains his lead

Sepp Kuss of Jumbo-Visma has won Stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana at the Santuario del Acebo, the American high-fiving the crowd as he took victory from the break by around 40 seconds from Katusha-Alpecin’s Ruben Guerrero, with Tao Geoghegan Hart of Ineos third.

Kuss’s team leader, Primoz Roglic, followed an attack by Alejandro Valverde on the final climb and crossed the line with the world champion on his wheel to maintain his overall lead on the Movistar rider of 1 minute 52 seconds.

Full report, result and reaction to follow.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.