Photo: Ander Gillenea Agence France-Presse
The canadian cyclist, Mike Woods, is celebrating the 17th stage of the 73rd edition of the cycling race of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta”.
Canada’s Mike Woods has entered into an agreement of several seasons with the team EF Education First Pro Cycling.
Woods, of Ottawa, has enjoyed a season beyond his expectations last year, after taking second place in the race Liege-Bastogne-Liege, in Belgium, and has signed his first stage victory in a major Tour of Spain. He also won the bronze medal at the world Championships of road cycling in Austria.
The veteran 32-year-old, who now lives in Spain, hoping to take part in the Tour de France and fancied a spot on the canadian team at the Tokyo olympic Games in 2020.
Woods had taken part in the olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, despite the many injuries, including a fracture of the femur. He finished 55th, after having been taken to nausea in the middle of the test.
The Ontario, which was formerly a distance runner at the University of Michigan, has opted for cycling because of the stress fractures recurrent to a foot. At his last return to the track in 2011, he had undergone another.