Powless: I assumed I'd be racing Tirreno-Adriatico not the Tour de France

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Neilson Powless (EF Pro Cycling) at the Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

A week before the Tour de France began Neilson Powless thought that he was heading towards Tirreno-Adriatico and a possible tilt at the Giro d'Italia a few weeks later. However, the American, who admits he was 'overwhelmed' by his Tour de France selection, has been one of the successes for EF Pro Cycling since the race left Nice.

Ten days into the Tour de France and the 24-year-old has been in two significant breakaways and netted two top-five stage results. What has made those results even more impressive is that they have come after spending the rest of the first week riding in support of team leader and top-ten contender Rigoberto Urán.

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