Woods draws up battle plans for Tour de France mountains jersey

Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation)
Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Like almost everybody else in the 2021 Tour de France, Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation) has experienced a brutal first nine days of racing, but the Canadian climbing star is feeling no less ambitious for that in the remaining fortnight.

Woods is currently doing his second Tour de France after his debut in 2019 was marred by multiple crashes, including breaking two ribs in one mid-race fall. Despite the injuries, he battled through all the way to Paris. And as you might expect from a rider who seemingly thrives on difficulties, Woods is still aiming high for what remains in the rest of the 2021 race as well.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.