Michael Woods: 'I hope Vaughters saves Cannondale-Drapac, but I can't afford to let options pass by'

The Canadian rider says he's not enjoying having to consider his options and focus on his GC campaign at the Vuelta a España

Michael Woods took third place on Cumbre del Sol on stage nine of the Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Canadian Michael Woods wants to wait for team Cannondale-Drapac to find a replacement sponsor for 2018, but can't "afford to just sit around and let options pass by."

Last week, general manager Jonathan Vaughters announced that he had not secured a sponsor and that his riders – including Pierre Rolland and Rigoberto Urán – were freed from contractual obligations for 2018.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.