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The Best Canadian Cyclists: The Great White North on Two Wheels

The Best Canadian Cyclists: The Great White North on Two Wheels

Canada has always owned a stronghold in the world of professional cycling; riders past and present from the Great White North have achieved some remarkable…

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Canada has always owned a stronghold in the world of professional cycling; riders past and present from the Great White North have achieved some remarkable accomplishments in the sport. Join us in celebrating Canada’s most talented on two wheels as we preview some of the most notable Canadian cyclists.

Michael Woods Team: UCI WorldTeam Israel-Premier Tech

Born and raised in the East York area of Ontario, Canada, 35-year-old Michael Woods wasn’t always accustomed to the rubber on tarmac lifestyle. Woods initially had his heart set on professional hockey before he eventually broke national junior records as a runner, a career that was cut short due to injuries.

Racing entered his life by mistake whilst cross-training during his post-surgery recovery. After graduating from a track athletic scholarship in 2008, Wood began professional cycling in 2013 under the Team Quebecor Garneau banner.

Woods is well known in his province. He is notably one of Canada’s most favored active cyclists. Ontario sports betting enthusiasts can now support their favorite riders since the legalization of sports betting in Ontario was birthed in April of this year.

Cycling isn’t the most straightforward sport to wager on. Still, Woods notably won the 17 th stage of the Vuelta a Espana in 2018, to then finish 3 rd in the road world championships the same year – this was Canada’s first podium finish at the championships since Steve Bauer in 1984. After winning the 100 th edition of Milano-Torino in late 2019, Woods joined Israel-Premier after a 2020 Summer […]

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