Tour de France: Michael Woods crashes in the breakaway but takes polka-dot jersey

Team Israel Start Up Nations Michael Woods of Canada celebrates best climbers polka dot jersey on the podium at the end of the 14th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 183 km between Carcassonne and Quillan on July 10 2021 Photo by Philippe LOPEZ AFP Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZAFP via Getty Images
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Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation) helped create the day's main breakaway on stage 14 of the Tour de France but his chances of victory were hampered by a downhill crash.  However he found consolation by taking the lead in the mountains competition and by pulling on the polka-dot jersey. 

The Canadian hit the deck with 50km remaining when he slipped out on a gentle left-hand bend. He took the impact on his upper left leg, which ripped his shorts and left him with road rash. 

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