Oneida cyclist fulfills childhood dream at Tour de France

Neilson Powless

By Sam Laskaris Writer Neilson Powless continues to make history at the Tour de France. Powless, who is Oneida, became the first Native American to compete in the prestigious Tour de France when he lined up for the prestigious cycling race in 2022. Powless, a 26-year-old who was born at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, is once again taking part in this year’s Tour de France. The 110th edition of the event began on July 1 in Bilbao, Spain. And it will conclude with the final stage on July 23. This year’s race, which consists of 21 stages, will cover a total of 3,404 kilometres. Though he didn’t win the opening stage of this year’s race, Powless did make a name for himself that day. That’s because he…

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