Woods targets World Championships, Olympics and a Monument – Q&A

Michael Woods at the 2019 Il Lombardia
Michael Woods at the 2019 Il Lombardia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

In four years on the WorldTour with EF Pro Cycling and its earlier incarnations, Canadian Michael Woods has taken three wins, including an emotional stage victory at the 2018 Vuelta a España, a stage at the Herald Sun Tour and his only one-day win at the 2019 Milano-Torino. He's been second and fifth at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and he was fifth last year at Il Lombardia.

During an interview late last week, the 33-year-old looked ahead at a crucial season, reflected on among recently become a father, commented on watching his teammates finish 1-2-3 in the Tour Colombia 2.1 and considered what might be different for him in 2020.

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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.