Michael Woods hoping to finish off breakthrough year with Il Lombardia victory

The Canadian has recorded his best results in 2018, and hopes to add the Italian Monument to his palmarès

Michael Woods at the 2018 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Michael Woods (EF Education First-Drapac) "loves the Monuments" and wants to cap off a breakthrough season with Il Lombardia on Saturday.

With the way he has been going – third in the World Championships road race, and fourth in both the Giro dell'Emilia and the Tre Valli Varesine – Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) named Woods and his EF team-mate Rigoberto Urán as the favourites for the one-day Italian Monument.

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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.