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Born and bred in Canada, Michael "Rusty" Woods is a professional cyclist for the Israeli World Tour team Israel Start Up Nation. The 2018 World Championship bronze medalist, and 2016 and 2020 Olympian was once a professional runner, and is the only person to have broken 4 minutes for the mile and completed the Tour de France.
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Nationality /
Canadian
Birthplace /
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Homebase /
Andorra
Training base /
Andorra
Birthday /
12 October 1986
Age /
35
Weight /
63 kg  (138.92 lbs)
Height /
175 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Rider type /
climber / puncheur
Pro wins /
8
Grands Tours /
7
Language(s) /
English, French
Team /
Israel Start Up Nation
3rdstage 8, Tour de France2021
1ststage 4, Tour de Romandie2021
2ndstage 8, Tour de Suisse2021
2ndstage 4, Volta a Catalunya2021
1ststage 2, Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var2021
3rdstage 4, Tour of Britain2021
3rdstage 5, Tour de Suisse2021
3rdGiro dell'Emilia2021
1ststage 7, Vuelta a España2020
1ststage 3, Tirreno–Adriatico2020
2ndstage 14, Vuelta a España2020
2ndstage 6, Vuelta a España 2020
3rdLa Flèche Wallonne 2020
1ststage 2, Herald Sun Tour2019
1stMilano-Torino2019
3rdUCI Road Race World Championships2018
1ststage 17, Vuelta a España2018
2ndLiège-Bastogne-Liège2018
1ststage 5, Tour of Utah2015
2021
Israel Start-Up Nation (WT)
2018-2020
Team EF Education First - Drapac P/b Cannondale (WT)
2017
Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team (WT)
2016
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team (WT)
2015
Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies (CT)
2014 (from 24/06)
5-hour Energy (CT)
2014 (until 23/06)
Amore & Vita - Selle SMP (CT)
2013
Team Garneau - Quebecor (CT)
2021Israel Start-Up Nation (WT)
2018-2020Team EF Education First - Drapac P/b Cannondale (WT)
2017Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team (WT)
2016Cannondale Pro Cycling Team (WT)
2015Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies (CT)
2014 (from 24/06)5-hour Energy (CT)
2014 (until 23/06)Amore & Vita - Selle SMP (CT)
2013Team Garneau - Quebecor (CT)

My Season

19 - 21 February 2021
2.1  /  France
 Win - stage 2

22 - 28 March 2021
2.UWT  /  Spain
 2nd - stage 4

05 - 10 April 2021
2.UWT  /  Spain

18 April 2021
1.UWT  /  Netherlands

21 April 2021
1.UWT  /  Belgium

25 April 2021
1.UWT  /  Belgium

27 Apr - 02 May 2021
2.UWT  /  Switzerland
 Win - stage 4

06 - 13 June 2021
2.UWT  /  Switzerland
 3rd, stage 5
 2nd, stage 8
 KOM, GC

26 Jun - 18 Jul 2021
2.UWT  /  France
 3rd - stage 8

24 July 2021
JO  /  Japan

05 - 12 September 2021
2.Pro  /  United Kingdom
 3rd - stage 4

2 October 2021
1.Pro  /  Italy
 3rd

6 October 2021
1.Pro  /  Italy

9 October 2021
1.UWT  /  Italy

Team Homecoming Camp

05 - 13 November 2021
Israel
Season 2021
complete

In The News

In The News

Michael Woods announces commitment to 2021 carbon neutral season3

Ahead of my first WorldTour race of 2021 (starting next week at Volta a Catalunya) I am excited to announce that I am making a personal commitment in making a positive difference as a professional…

My Gear

Oura ring gen 3
Oura ring
Gives me more insights into my condition.
Garneau Course Air Lite XZ- Mike Woods
My own signature edition shoe. Super comfortable, light, has my design on the insoles.
Maurten

My Sponsors