The Power of Youth TOC13
To the surprise of the commentary team, and to the ever dwindling peloton, the youngest man in the race (still a teenager), Neilson Powless (Axeon Hagens Berman) jumped off of the front of the group. He quickly opened up a gap of up to 30 seconds on those laboring up the Gibraltar Road climb. The climb is the steepest and hardest in this year's Tour of California, and was proving to be upsetting the overall classification rather quickly. Already off the back and losing large junks of time are two of the wearers of the Yellow Jersey, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Ben King (Cannondale). It remains to be seen if the youngster Powless had the legs to hold off some of the big names of international cycling.