Woods: This is the best result I've ever had in my life

Michael Woods (EF Education First-Drapac) was second at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Michael Woods ( EF Education First-Drapac ) clinched a breakthrough result in Liège-Bastogne-Liège by taking his first ever podium in a Monument Classic, a performance which bodes well for the future. After turning professional at 29, the Canadian has faced a steep learning curve to catch up with his rivals. But at the finale in Ans, Woods proved that he was more than capable of taking on some of the top Classics racers of his generation as he etched out a remarkable second place at La Doyenne. Already very active in the closing kilometres, Woods darted onto Romain Bardet’s wheel as soon as the Frenchman moved away after the Côte de Saint-Nicolas. The two caught and passed Jelle Vanendert (Lotto-Soudal) when they reached the crest of the Ans climb, having combined well on the run-in. "We worked well together," Woods later told Cyclingnews . "We talked a bit, Bardet was ...

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