Sepp Kuss Homecoming Celebration to Take Place in Durango on October 19


Celebrate Kuss’ historic Vuelta a España victory at Buckley Park with The Eagle of Durango himself

DURANGO, Colo. (Sept. 29, 2023) — Durango Devo is hosting 2023 Vuelta a España winner, Sepp Kuss, for a homecoming celebration and bike parade. Kuss, a Devo alumn, will join the Durango community on Oct. 19 at Buckley Park for a speech, meet & greet, and more.

All members of the public are invited to attend this special appearance of Kuss, known worldwide as The Eagle of Durango. The event will kick off at 3:30 with speeches from Kuss and special guests and a Q&A with Kuss. At 4:30, there will be a bike parade down Main Avenue and returning to Buckley Park via East 2nd Avenue. The evening will end back at Buckley Park with autograph signings, live music, food, drink, and Sepp Kuss merchandise sales.

A young Sepp Kuss during his years with Durango Devo. Photo by Chad Cheeney, courtesy Durango Devo.

Sepp Kuss Celebration Schedule of Events – Thursday, October 19, 2023

Parking is limited: all attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event

  • 3:30 p.m. – Speeches and Q&A at Buckley
  • 4:30 p.m. – Bike Parade: South on Main Avenue to the train station, left, then left on East 2nd Avenue, and north on East 2nd Avenue back to Buckley Park.
  • 5:15 p.m. – Post Parade Celebration/Autographs/Live Music
  • 7:00 – Buckley Park Closed

“Durango Devo is proud of all our alumni, and we’re certainly proud of Sepp Kuss! He is a great example of what makes Durango Devo and the Durango cycling community special,” says Levi Kurlander, executive director of Durango Devo. “We are honored to host the Vuelta a España champion and Tour de France stage winner and celebrate his achievements in his hometown.”

The Sepp Kuss homecoming celebration takes place during Spoketober, a month of bike-themed events during the entire month of October. Spoketober celebrates the cycling community that produced Kuss, as well as highlights the diverse and inclusive nature of cycling in Durango.

Special thanks for this event is owed to these community partners: Durango Devo staff and sponsors; the City of Durango; Visit Durango and Spoketober; Verde PR; Ska Brewing; the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic; Durango Trails; and Fort Lewis College Cycling.

In case of bad weather, the event will take place at the La Plata Fairground Exhibit Hall, and the parade will take place on the Animas River Trail. Necessary updates on a possible venue change will be made the week of the event and posted to social media.

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