The American riding for Katusha-Alpecin is still looking for a stage win at the 2018 edition of the Spanish grand tour.
With only a few tough mountain stages remaining, the two American Tour debutants are hanging tough.
Chad Haga and Ian Boswell have made it into the second week at the Tour de France, and it's so far so good for the pair of American Tour debutants.
Ian Boswell among Katusha-Alpecin's eight-man Tour de France squad, headlined by Marcel Kittel and Ilnur Zakarin
After leaving a workhorse role with Team Sky, Ian Boswell made a change over the offseason and is now looking to assert himself as a climbing force.
The 26-year-old said he is hopeful one or more of the Americans in the WorldTour will break through with a big victory.
American Ian Boswell enjoys his time with new team Katusha-Alpecin, saying he has a new love for training and high expectations.
Ian Boswell moved from Team Sky to Katusha-Alpecin for 2018 and expects to have more chances to ride for his own results.
The 26-year-old Oregon native said he's ready for the next phase of his career, which includes more of a leadership role.
Thursday's route to the top of the finishing climb will prove decisive in the GC standings, but it won't decide the race's outcome.
Sky had a few tough days out on the road at the Giro and Vuelta this year, but Ian Boswell suggests the team is better for the experiences
Sky's Ian Boswell explains what happened in the Vuelta's decisive stage 15, when Chris Froome lost big time in the overall, and 80 riders missed time cut.