Native American cyclist registers personal best finish at the Tour de France

Neilson Powless

By Sam Laskaris Writer Neilson Powless made a bit of history at the Tour de France a couple of years ago just by participating. Powless, a professional cyclist who is now 25, became the first Native American from the United States to compete in the prestigious Tour de France in 2020. As for this year, Powless, who is Oneida through his father and was born on the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, came close to winning a stage and also being the tour leader early on in this year’s race, which concluded on July 24. Powless, a member of the EF Education-EasyPost squad, was in a breakaway group of five riders during the fifth stage, a 156-kilometre journey. But he was edged out at the finish line by Australian…

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