The talent is there: the Americans who impressed us in this year’s Tour de France

When the roads turn up, the Americans shine

Matteo Jorgenson on the Puy de Dôme, shadowed by Mike Woods
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The American contingent in the peloton has had a resurgence recently, with more riders competing at the highest level in the world and seizing opportunities when they arise, resulting in some impressive performances. 

We noticed some great rides from Americans in the early season, but it was at the Tour de France this past month, where we saw some remarkable rides from the Americans. There were just six Americans among the 176-rider peloton but that didn't keep them from putting on a show. 

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