Photos: Gruberimages, Jojo Harper, Dani Ap

Born and bred in Canada, Michael “Rusty” Woods is a professional cyclist for the American World Tour team EF Education First. The 2018 World Championship bronze medalist, and 2016 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.


FromOttawa, ON, Canada
BirthdayOctober 12th
Weight63 kg (138.8 lbs)
Height1.75 m (5'9")
Type of riderclimber / puncheur
Team EF Education First
CoachPaulo Saldanha (Powerwatts)

Top Results

1ststage 17, Vuelta a España2018
3rdUCI Road Race World Championships2018
7thVuelta a España2017
1ststage 3, Tirreno–Adriatico2020
3rdLa Flèche Wallonne2020
1ststage 2, Herald Sun Tour2019
1ststage 5, Tour of Utah2015
2ndGC, Tour of Utah2015
3rdHerald Sun Tour2019
2ndGiro dell'Emilia2019
Canadian Michael Woods finishes third in Fleche Wallonne classic race
The Globe and Mail / AP - September 30, 2020  

Next Race

20 Oct - 08 Nov 2020  
Vuelta a España 
ESP  /  2.UWT


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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