In America, winners of major sporting events such as the Super Bowl, World Series and NBA have a tradition of marching through the streets with confetti/paper scraps fluttering from skyscrapers, known as the Ticker Tape Parade. .
There was no such event yesterday at Jumbo-Wisma’s magnificent headquarters near Den Bosch, but Sep Kuss was given a grand welcome by team staff and other visitors with the requisite smoke bombs. Journalists were also invited and we were there!
Gus spoke to reporters after the ceremony. Among other things was how his Vuelta victory was experienced in his home country of America and hometown of Durango (Colorado). It’s not yet clear if we’ll see him with Jimmy Fallon or another popular talk show host soon, but Gus has seen it live in America.
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At least in Durango. “You can watch the Vulta live at the local bicycle repair shop! I got a lot of support from America during the Vulta. It’s great to see it mean so much to people I grew up with. It means a lot to me.
Gus will return to Durango at the end of September and will no doubt be honored there as well. “I usually get there a little earlier than I come back from Andorra and stay a little longer so I can talk to everyone.”
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It’s not yet known whether visits to the national media are on the agenda, but he believes cycling in the US will be revitalized after his victory at the Vuelta.
“I hope I’ve been able to inspire people. A lot of people in America still think of Lance Armstrong when it comes to cycling. It’s good to change now. Besides me, with the likes of Brandon McNulty, Nielsen Bowles and our newest addition, Matteo Jorgensen, USA Cycling is in good shape,” said The Eagle of Durango. concludes.
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