Neilson Powless Wife Frances Powless Is Expecting In October

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Neilson Powless is married to his wife, Frances Powless, who is a professional dancer.

The Powless couple initially met in 2019, and two hours of talk on their first date made them both fall for each other.

They did a long distance for quite some time before tying the knot in November 2020.

Neilson Powless, A Professional Cyclist
Neilson Powless, A Professional Cyclist (Source: Instagram)

Nielson Powless is an American professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam EF Education-EasyPost.

Prior to his current team, he also competed for Axeon-Hagens Berman and LottoNL-Jumbo.

Powless also became the first Native American to compete in the Tour de France, and since then, he has been named on the start list for the Tour de France.

Neilson Powless Wife Frances Powless

Neilson Powless’ wife, Frances Chae, is a professional dancer and a photographer currently based in Nice, France.

She was born to her parents, Lou Ann Chae and A. Chae, as the youngest of three. She grew up with a brother, A. Chae Jr., and a sister, Anna Laura Clark.

The Texas-born loves capturing the beauty in everyday moments and used to practice ballet at the School of Sacramento Ballet.

At present, she has been working as a marketing manager at West 22 Houston since June 2021.

Neilson and Francis first met on Hinge in November 2019 and went for a walk around the neighborhood of Oak Park on their first date.

Their initial dating phase involved a lot of long-distance between California, where Frances lived, and Australia, Spain, or wherever Neilson was racing.

Luckily for them, when Covid hit and the world shut down, Neilson was in the States, and they got to spend a few months together.

Neilson Powless With His Wife Frances
Neilson Powless With His Wife Frances (Source: Instagram)

The professional cyclist proposed to Frances in October 2020, and they eventually married on November 7, 2020.

Instead of waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to lift, they decided to move forward with their relationship and took the step aligning with Neilson’s off-season.

Moreover, after more than two years of their marriage, Nielson and his wife, Frances, announced they are expecting their first child due October this year.

Neilson Powless Parents

Neilson Powless was born as the second child of his parents, Jack and Jeanette Powless, on September 3, 1996.

His mother, Jen Powless (nee Allred), is a former marathon runner for Guam and competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Similarly, his father, Jack, used to compete in the Ironman Triathlons.

Moreover, his elder sister, Shayna, is also a highly-ranked racing cyclist who competes for DNA Pro Cycling.

Growing up, Neilson used to race X-Terra triathlons with his sister in Northern California.



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