Powless fearless in first Tour of the Gila

It was a leap of faith for Axeon-Hagens Berman to sign former mountain biker Neilson Powless. After all, his palmares on the road didn't show much. But given the opportunity to go for some results, he quickly repaid the team's faith with a time trial win at the Redlands Classic, the overall victory in the Joe Martin Stage Race, and now is the best young rider in the Tour of the Gila.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.