| 64 kg (141 lb)|
| Stevens Racing|
| 12 October 1986 (age 29)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (1986-10-12) |
Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies
Amore & Vita–Selle SMP
Michael Woods (cyclist) Wikipedia
Michael "Mike" Woods (born 12 October 1986) is a Canadian racing cyclist.
Woods' first sport was ice hockey and his childhood ambition was to play as a left wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to becoming a cyclist Woods was a promising middle-distance runner, setting Canadian national junior records in the mile and 3000 metres in 2005 as well as taking the gold medal in the 1500 metres at the 2005 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. However he suffered a recurring stress fracture in his left foot, exacerbated by excessive training and racing, resulting in him running his last race in 2007. Woods underwent surgery twice in order to correct the problem without success. He took up cycling initially as cross-training before friends persuaded him to enter races.
Woods was taught English at school by Paul Dewar, who was later elected as a Member of Parliament. Woods attended the University of Michigan on a track athletic scholarship, graduating in 2008. Whilst at UoM he was coached by Ron Warhurst.
Woods began cycling with Garneau-Quebecor in 2013.
On 20 August 2015 it was announced that Woods would join Cannondale for the 2016 cycling season.
In 2016 he was officially named in Canada's 2016 Olympic team. He was named in the start list for the 2017 Giro d'Italia. He finished the 2017 Giro, his first grand tour, in 38th place, taking two fifth-place stage finishes along the way and helping teammate Pierre Rolland to win a stage.