Woods Excited To Make Tour De France Debut

Michael Woods (EF Education First)

Canada's Michael Woods will make his Tour de France debut when the race kicks off in Brussels on Saturday, having been selected as part of EF Education First 's eight-man squad alongside Colombia's Rigoberto Uran and US rider Tejay van Garderen. While Woods has ridden both the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a Espana twice, with best finishes of seventh overall at the 2017 Vuelta and 19th at last year's Giro, Woods said that he's both excited and nervous about taking the start of the world's biggest bike race in Belgium this weekend. "It's really special for me, especially having got into cycling at such a late age," said 32-year-old Woods at the team's pre-Tour press conference on Wednesday, having only started riding at WorldTour level with his team in its previous guise as Cannondale-Drapac in 2016. "I followed the sport as a runner, and, watching the Tour every summer, ...

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