Oneida cyclist is first Native in Tour de France

The first Native American to compete in the Tour de France celebrated his 24th birthday in style.

Neilson Powless, Oneida, marked the occasion last week by placing fourth in stage 4 of the grueling race.

The Roseville, California, cyclist is riding with the American professional team Education First Pro Cycling.

“Best. Birthday. EVER,” Powless said in a Sept. 3 tweet that included EF Pro Cycling congratulating him on his finish.

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