Virtual Tour de France: Michael Woods claims Mont Ventoux win

Michael Woods, Il Lombradia 2019
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Michael Woods (EF Pro Cycling) won stage 5 of the Virtual Tour de France on a simulation of Mont Ventoux that brought competitors as far as Chalet Reynard. Domenico Pozzovivo (NTT) placed second, while Louis Meintjes (NTT) took third place.

The Canadian sustained a broken femur in a crash at Paris-Nice in March but he showed just how well his rehabilitation has progressed with an assured victory in the Zwift race. Woods dropped the NTT duo one after the other in the finale, and he outlined the key difference between racing in a virtual space and competing on the road.

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Woods (Can) EF Pro Cycling 0:46:03
2Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling 0:00:18
3Louis Meintjes (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling 0:00:50
4Stefan De Bod (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling 0:01:17
5Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally Cycling 0:02:15
6Edward Dunbar (Irl) Team Ineos 0:02:40
7Ben O'Connor (Aus) NTT Pro Cycling 0:02:57
8Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale 0:03:49
9Carlos Rodriguez Cano (Spa) Team Ineos 0:03:57
10Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:04:41

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