Michael Woods draws positives despite positioning in Liège-Bastogne-Liège sprint

MUR DE HUY BELGIUM APRIL 21 Michael Woods of Canada and Team Israel StartUp Nation on arrival during the 85th La Fleche Wallonne 2021 Men Elite a 1936km race from Charleroi to Mur de Huy 204m FlecheWallonne on April 21 2021 in Mur de Huy Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
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Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation) was once again among the strongest riders in an Ardennes Classic but for the second time in under a week, the Canadian was left to rue his positioning after missing out on a podium in Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

The 34-year-old narrowly missed out on the podium in La Flèche Wallonne last week after admitting that he got his positioning and tactics all wrong on the Mur de Huy. On Sunday he looked to change his fortunes with an aggressive display. His team helped to set a fast pace during the early phases of the race and positioned their leader before the decisive climbs in the second half of the Belgian Monument.

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