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Born and bred in Canada, Michael "Rusty" Woods is a professional cyclist for the Israeli World Tour team Israel - Premier Tech. 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 /
Toronto, ON, Canada
Homebase /
Andorra
Training base /
Andorra
Birthday /
12 October 1986 (36 yo)
Age /
36
Weight /
63 kg  (138.92 lbs)
Height /
175 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Rider type /
climber / puncheur
Pro wins /
11
Grands Tours /
8
Language(s) /
English, French
Team /
Israel - Premier Tech
Nickname /
Rusty
1stLa Route d'Occitanie, Overall & stage 32022
2ndMercan'Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes2022
1ststage 2, Gran Camiño2022
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
2022
Israel - Premier Tech (WT) 
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)
2022Israel - Premier Tech (WT) 
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 Seasons

Win - stage 2

19 - 21 Feb  / 2.1  /  France
2nd - stage 4

22 - 28 Mar  / 2.UWT  /  Spain

DNF

5 - 10 Apr  / 2.UWT  /  Spain

18 April  / 1.UWT  /  Netherlands

21 April  / 1.UWT  /  Belgium

25 April  / 1.UWT  /  Belgium
Win - stage 4

27 Apr - 2 May  / 2.UWT  /  Switzerland
3rd, stage 5
2nd, stage 8
KOM, GC

6 - 13 Jun  / 2.UWT  /  Switzerland
3rd - stage 8

DNF

26 Jun - 18 Jul  / 2.UWT  /  France

24 July  / JO  /  Japan
3rd - stage 4

5 - 12 Sep  / 2.Pro  /  United Kingdom
3rd

2 October  / 1.Pro  /  Italy

6 October  / 1.Pro  /  Italy

9 October  / 1.UWT  /  Italy

Team Homecoming Camp

5 - 13 Nov Israel
Season 2021
complete

Team Camp - Girona

10 - 21 Jan Spain

DNF

16 - 20 Feb  / 2.Pro  /  Spain
Win - stage 2
2nd - stage 3
2nd - GC

24 - 27 Feb  / 2.1  /  Spain

DNF

21 - 27 Mar  / 2.UWT  /  Spain

4 - 9 Apr  / 2.UWT  /  Spain

La Flèche Wallonne

20 April  / 1.UWT  /  Belgium

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

24 April  / 1.UWT  /  Belgium

26 Apr - 1 May  / 2.UWT  /  Switzerland
2nd, overall

31 May  / 1.1  /  France

Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge

14 June  / 1.1  /  France
Win, Stage 3
Win, Overall

16 - 19 Jun  / 2.1  /  France
3rd, Stage 16

DNF

1 - 24 Jul  / 2.UWT  /  France

30 July  / 1.UWT  /  Spain

DNF

19 Aug - 11 Sep  / 2.UWT  /  Spain

4 - 11 Sep  / 2.Pro  /  United Kingdom

Giro dell'Emilia DNF

1 October  / 1.Pro  /  Italy

Tre Valli Varesine DNF

4 October  / 1.Pro  /  Italy

Il Lombardia DNF

8 October  / 1.UWT  /  Italy

Next race

TBD

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

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