Michael Woods

Michael Russell Woods, born on October 12, 1986, is a Canadian cyclist for UCI WorldTeam Israel–Premier Tech. He started his sports career in athletics, setting Canadian junior records and winning gold in the 1500 meters at the 2005 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. He transitioned to cycling because of a recurring stress fracture in his foot. Woods started his professional cycling career with Team Québecor Garneau in 2013 and later joined Cannondale in 2016.

Woods has represented Canada at the 2016 Olympics and competed in major tours, including the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España, achieving a notable third place at the 2018 World Championships. Joining Israel Start-Up Nation in 2021, he placed fifth in the Olympic Games road race the same year. His palmarès includes victories and high placements across a range of competitions, highlighted by winning stage 9 of the Tour de France in 2023, a dramatic victory on the Puy de Dôme.

In addition to his stage win in the 2023 Tour de France he consistently finished in the top 10 in races such as the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge, La Flèche Wallonne, Giro dell'Emilia, Volta a Catalunya and Tre Valli Varesine.

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