Woods 'comes apart' in sight of Tour de France breakaway win

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 Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Michael Woods of Israel Start-Up Nation launched a solo attack on penultimate climb of stage 8 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation) came agonizingly close to the first Tour de France stage win of his career on Saturday, but was forced to wait another day and wonder what might have been.

The Canadian, whose general classification bid had already ended by earlier crashes, seemed on course to salvage success from his Tour when he hit the final climb of the Col de la Colombière more than a minute clear of his breakaway companions.

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