Tour de France: Brown keeps Cannondale-Drapac in polka dots

Nathan Brown proved himself the best climber of the breakaway during stage 3 at the Tour de France on Monday, earning the second polka-dot jersey of the race in just his first participation. Just don’t ask him to keep up with Cannondale-Drapac teammate Taylor Phinney - who won the jersey the day before - in his post-race interviews.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.