GUADARRAMA, Spain — Sepp Kuss is decided to turn out to be the predominant American man to salvage with out a doubt one of biking’s Huge Tours in a decade after he protected his lead in the Spanish Vuelta on the closing competitive day of racing Saturday.

Kuss kept his 17-2d lead over Jumbo-Visma teammate Jonas Vingegaard over the 20th and penultimate stage.

He’ll wear the red chief’s jersey heading into Sunday’s closing stage, when biking custom dictates that title competitors recognize the chief’s abet in the largely ceremonial arrival to Madrid.

The closing American man to salvage with out a doubt one of biking’s three-week races, which to boot to the Vuelta and Tour de France involves the Giro d’Italia, used to be 2013 Vuelta winner Chris Horner.

Wout Poels acquired Saturday’s 129-mile race from Manzanares El Accurate to Guadarrama.

Kuss crossed the attain line flanked by Vingegaard and fellow teammate Primoz Roglic, with the three exchanging handshakes and patting one every other on the help as they rode over the final meters.

Jumbo-Visma arrived at the walk that started closing month because the team to beat.

No longer finest is the Dutch team plight to monopolize the podium in Madrid with Kuss, Vingegaard and Roglic heading in the true path to attain 1-2-3, but Jumbo-Visma will be on the cusp of sweeping all three Huge Tours this one year after Roglic acquired the Giro d’Italia in May maybe and Vingegaard repeated because the Tour champion in July.