Milano-Torino - Michael Woods: It was hard to pass on the opportunity to go for the win today
Oct 10 2019 03:41 am CET

Milano-Torino - Michael Woods: It was hard to pass on the opportunity to go for the win today
Milano-Torino - Michael Woods: It was hard to pass on the opportunity to go for the win today
EF Education First (c)Jojo Harper

EF Education First's Michael Woods crossed the finish line of Milano-Toriano in the first position and took the victory of the race.

The Canadian rider was one of the most active competitors at the last kilometres of the 100th edition of the race. He launched a strong attack at the last kilometre that was only followed by Alejandro Valverde and Adam Yates, but he showed to be the strongest at the last metres of the race.

"I was questioning whether or not I should go hard, considering the weather conditions and Il Lombardia being a big goal of mine on Saturday, but at the same time, the finish suited me so well that it was hard to pass on the opportunity to go for the win today," said Woods.

"I knew I was on a really good day, this climb favours somebody who attacks and is really offensive. That was the way to put everyone else under pressure and try to discourage them, and I think it really worked out. After what I achieved here, I’ll be considered a favourite for Il Lombardia but I haven’t made the top 10 in that race yet, so my first goal will be to make the podium and win it later in my career."




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