Girona 2018 - S Walton

Born and bred in Canada, Michael “Rusty” Woods is a professional cyclist for the American World Tour team EF Education First. The 2016 Olympian was once a professional runner, has broken 4 minutes for the mile, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Woods loves many things in this world, but shawarma, his wife Elly, riding his bike, and writing, in no particular order, find themselves at the top of his list.


FromOttawa, ON, Canada
BasedGirona, Spain
BirthdayOctober 10th
Weight63 kg (138.8 lbs)
Height1.75 m (5'9")
Type of riderclimber / puncheur
Team EF Education First
CoachPaulo Saldanha (Powerwatts)

Latest Results

3rdHerald Sun Tour2019
1ststage 2, Herald Sun Tour2019
4thTre Valli Varesine2018
4thGiro dell'Emilia2018
3rdUCI Road Race World Championships2018
1ststage 17, Vuelta a España2018
9thstage 8, Giro d'Italia2018
2ndstage 4, Giro d'Italia2018
7thVuelta a España2017
Woods renews with EF Education First - March 14, 2019  


October 21, 2017

The Rook

“There’s purpose to this,” I said to Alex Howes as we rode along the shoulder of highway 103, a road that wound its way up to Mt. Evans. We were over three hours into, what would be, a 7.5 hour grind from Boulder to the 14,200 ft summit of Mt Evans and back. When you […]

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February 24, 2017

Crash and Burn

There are few jobs on this planet, in North America at least, that give you a four- to six-week vacation. When I worked as a manager at a running shoe store, I got 10 days vacation a year, with no sick days included. If I got sick, and I had to miss a day, that […]

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December 4, 2016

The Fix

My first year in the WorldTour was like a college freshman’s first trip on spring break. There were ethereal highs, there were tearful lows, and there were several occasions when I woke up in hotel rooms having no clue where I was. Emotionally, by the end of the thing, I was spent, and as I […]

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Next Race

25 March - 31 March  /  ESP  /
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
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