The unusual record of Mike Woods, the 'runner' who finished 32nd the Tour de France
Completing the Tour de France, test in which Egan Bernal has been imposed this year, is one of the toughest challenges to which an athlete can be exposed. Doing it in a dignified way and even being very close to winning a stage, it is even more. But if you add that have some records running at the height of almost elite athletes, is already a silly one. And it is what the Canadian Michael Woods has achieved in his career, who said in ‘Cycling News’ that he is sure to be the only one to finish the gala test and have a record in the mile running less than four minutes.
A late hobby of cycling
Woods' professionalization in the cycling world is quite recent despite having 32 years. Barely four seasons has been the Canadian ‘pro’. In this Tour of 2019 you had to deal with heavy falls and even broken ribs, but still has been one of the protagonists in the escapes of the last week of competition. In fact, as we said at the beginning, he became seventh in stage 17 with serious options to win it. That was one of his most ambitious goals. After that result 32 was placed overall, a very meritorious position in which the edition of the French classic has finished. In addition, he finished 15th in the mountain classification.
U20 National Record
After the Institute, Woods ran to run for the University of Michigan, but endless foot injuries truncated his plans. In the periods he was injuring, Mike began to ride a bike to keep fit. And what started as a ‘patch’ has ended up as one of the most prolific races in Canadian cycling history. Woods won the bronze medal in the World Road Cycling World Championships of 2018 and even won a stage in the Tour of Spain last year.
The Canadian has maintained the National record sub’20 of the mile since 2005. He even won a gold medal in the Junior Pan American in his early years.