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Ian Boswell hopes for glory on Baldy

American Ian Boswell leads Team Sky into the Amgen Tour of California's queen stage. He knows Mount Baldy will be decisive.

ONTARIO, California (VN) — American rider Ian Boswell entered the fifth stage of the Amgen Tour of California as Team Sky’s leader after his impressive third-place ride during the race’s stage 2. He currently sits in third-place overall, 14 seconds down on Rafal Majka of Bora-Hansgrohe.

Boswell predicted the race will be decided on the climb to Mt. Baldy, which is the defining feature of stage 5.

“I’ve done [Baldy] twice. One time I was second to last, the other time I was third. I’ve been at both sides of the spectrum,” Boswell said. “Hopefully I fall somewhere in between there.”

We caught up with Boswell to discuss the stage.