Route d'Occitanie: Michael Woods takes summit victory on stage 3

Michael Woods (Israel Premier Tech) wins stage 3
Michael Woods (Israel Premier Tech) wins stage 3 (Image credit: Israel Premier Tech)

Michael Woods (Israel-Premier Tech) won a two-man battle to the finish line to take the stage 3 victory at La Route d'Occitanie-La Dépêche du Midi. 

The Canadian formed part of a late-race attack on the slopes of the summit finish, finishing three seconds ahead of breakaway companion Cristián Rodríguez (Arkéa-Samsic) at Nistos.

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