His mum and dad, Jen and Jack, watch their son’s Tour de France dream come true from their home in Roseville.
“Yeah, we’re pinching ourselves,” Jen Powless said.
“It’s a dream for every cyclist,” said Jack Powless. “Anyone who rides a bike, I think, that’s a dream for all of these people.”
Inside the family home, a framed photo in the living room shows 11-year-old Neilson Powless as a Tour of California spectator over a decade ago. He was later named best young rider of the Tour of California 2016.
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Now he made the cut in the world’s most elite cycle race and even held the lead for part of the second stage.
“It’s extremely special,” said Jack Powless.
The family decorated their home in their EF team in pink colors. Due to coronavirus travel restrictions, they were unable to join their son to watch him compete in person.
“This is where we come to celebrate it all, so we’re excited to celebrate even more,” said Jen Powless.
This rising cycling star from Roseville has now arrived on her sport’s biggest stage.