Woods ramps up Ardennes preparation at Volta a Catalunya

Michael Woods checks over his shoulder before going on the attack on the final climb

If the cycling world needed a reminder that Michael Woods was back after a lengthy spell without racing, he provided it with exactly that via a brief late attack on stage 2 of the Volta a Catalunya. The EF Education First rider is still finding his form after not racing since his stage win and third place in the Herald Sun Tour in Australia in early February. Later this spring the Canadian will target the Ardennes Classics, where he took a breakthrough podium finish in Liege-Bastogne-Liege last year. “Life’s good,” Woods told Cyclingnews , “I had some time off after the SunTour, and then I’ve been in Catalonia and Andorra for the last six weeks enjoying the amazing weather and starting preparations for the season. “I had an intense start and needed a bit of a break. Coming into here, I’m probably not going to be at my best, I’m ...

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