In the Tour de France, RHS Alum Nielson Powless (Class of 2015) captured the "Polka Dot Jersey" in Stage 1 of the race. This jersey goes to the top mountain climber of each stage. Winners of this category are called KING OF THE MOUNTAIN.
Nielsen is the first American since 2017 to get the polka dot jersey and he got that jersey in Stages 1-4 and 6-13!
Although he didn't end up with it in the end, what a run!
A terrific year has been the route taken by RHS Alum Nielson Powless (Class of 2015). Competing in April, for the first time, at the Tour de Flanders, the former Roseville Tiger managed to come in 5th place! See below for additional race outcomes.
2023 Race Outcomes
1st Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st Grand Prix La Marseillaise
3rd Overall Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var
3rd Dwars door Vlaanderen
5th Tour of Flanders
6th Overall Paris–Nice
7th Milan–San Remo
Be sure to keep your eyes on the cyclist at the Tour de France (July 1st - July 23rd) as a rider to watch!