Vuelta a España - Michael Woods: I’m going to savour this stage win
Oct 28 2020 06:09 am CET

Vuelta a España - Michael Woods: I’m going to savour this stage win
Vuelta a España - Michael Woods: I’m going to savour this stage win
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EF Pro Cycling's Michael Woods has taken a solo victory of the seventh stage of the Vuelta a España.

The Canadian rider was part of the breakaway along with his teammate Magnus Cort and other 15 riders. On the second ascent of the Puerto de Orduña made his move and he was joined by Alejandro Valverde, Omar Fraile and Guillaume Martin, but at the last kilometre the Canadian launched a strong attack that gave him a solo victory of the day.

"That was a special day, it’s always amazing racing in the Basque Country," Woods commented. "I got away with those four other guys, and they were riding super strong. I felt bad that I couldn’t pull through, but with Valverde, I just couldn’t pull through because we had Hugh Carthy in the peloton, and we didn’t want to give him any more time in the classification. So, I was able to sit in a bit and then I had a bit of luck, I had the legs and I just took the win.

"I had penciled in this stage a bit, but initially I wasn’t meant to get in the breakaway I was meant to be with Hugh, however the race just got so crazy and the group got so big I had to go across to make sure we had numbers in it and it paid off great for me. I’m going to savour this stage win and after that I’ll start looking at the race book after."







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