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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 (35 yo)
Age /
35
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 February
2.1  /  France
2nd - stage 4

22 - 28 March
2.UWT  /  Spain

05 - 10 April
2.UWT  /  Spain

18 April
1.UWT  /  Netherlands

21 April
1.UWT  /  Belgium

25 April
1.UWT  /  Belgium
Win - stage 4

27 Apr - 02 May
2.UWT  /  Switzerland
3rd, stage 5
2nd, stage 8
KOM, GC

06 - 13 June
2.UWT  /  Switzerland
3rd - stage 8

26 Jun - 18 Jul
2.UWT  /  France

24 July
JO  /  Japan
3rd - stage 4

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

2 October
1.Pro  /  Italy

6 October
1.Pro  /  Italy

9 October
1.UWT  /  Italy

Team Homecoming Camp

05 - 13 November
Israel
Season 2021
complete

Team Camp - Girona

10 - 21 January
Spain

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

24 - 27 February
2.1  /  Spain

21 - 27 March
2.UWT  /  Spain

04 - 09 April
2.UWT  /  Spain

La Flèche Wallonne

20 April
1.UWT  /  Belgium

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

24 April
1.UWT  /  Belgium

26 Apr - 01 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 June
2.1  /  France
3rd, Stage 16

01 - 24 July
2.UWT  /  France

30 July
1.UWT  /  Spain

19 Aug - 11 Sep
2.UWT  /  Spain

Giro dell'Emilia

1 October
1.Pro  /  Italy

Tre Valli Varesine

4 October
1.Pro  /  Italy

Il Lombardia

8 October
1.UWT  /  Italy

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