Neilson Powless rescues remarkable fifth for USA at World Championships road race

The American was shouldered with all his nations' hopes after Quinn Simmons crashed out early on

Neilson Powless
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Neilson Powless pulled off one of the more surprising rides of the elite men's road race at the 2021 World Championships with an unexpected fifth place on Sunday.

The American rider, who won the Clásica de San Sebastián earlier this season, made the right move to battle it out for the final two podium spots behind winner Julian Alaphilippe (France).

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