Michael Woods: Performances in the peloton have gone up another level

LE GRAND BORNAND FRANCE JULY 03 Michael Woods of Canada and Team Israel StartUp Nation in the Breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 8 a 1508km stage from Oyonnax to Le GrandBornand LeTour TDF2021 on July 03 2021 in Le Grand Bornand France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation) at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Michael Woods believes that performances in the peloton have gone up to another level in recent years but is convinced he has also stepped up to a point where he can still compete for victory in the hardest Classics, as well as stages in the Grand Tours.

The likeable Canadian racked up a series of prestigious fifth places throughout the 2021 season; at Liége-Bastogne-Liége, the Tour de Romandie, the Tour de Suisse and in the Olympic road race, but missed out on a big win.

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