Boswell has enjoyed a solid build up to the race, although it could have been smoother - after playing a crucial role in setting up Geraint Thomas for his Tour of the Alps win, ‘Boz’ suffered a rough crash just 10km into the final stage. Early reports suggested a broken collarbone, yet thankfully Ian just suffered a few bumps and bruises.
He was able to race at the Tour de Romandie four days later, before flying to his family home in Oregon for a week of build up ahead of the Californian test.
“It will be nice to go back to the race,” he added. “It will be my fourth time racing it. It’s WorldTour this year and it’s a target that I set out with the team at the beginning of the year.
"I’ve just been trying to get in the best shape I can for it, and everything is on track. I’m fine after that small crash at the Tour of the Alps."
It’s not strictly a home race for Boswell, although he does have strong Californian connections, and he’s excited about showing the team the sights in his homeland.
"I’m not Californian myself,” he explained, "but I used to live in Chico, California, for a couple years of university and both my parents are Californian, so we have lots of friends and family there. Plus I’m the only American on the team now! At one point we had three, but now we’re down to one.
“It’s nice to be part of a non-American team and take foreign riders to my country. I won’t play tour guide, but I can gave a little insight into things to do. Who knows, if we’re stuck in traffic, maybe we can stop at In-N-Out Burger! It’s also nice for my family because they get to come along to watch."