Michael Woods: 'The crash was so traumatic, I'm still impacted by it'

The Canadian announced his comeback with a win up Mont Ventoux in the virtual Tour de France and sets his sights on the season ahead

Michael Woods (Instagram/Getty)

Michael Woods may be remembered as one of the luckier riders of lockdown, having broken his leg during Paris-Nice and his season at first appearing to be in tatters before coronavirus gave him the time his rehabilitation needed.

Winning on a computer-generated Mont Ventoux in the virtual Tour de France is as good a place as any to announce you're back, but while the physical damage has been overcome, the crash, which left him lying on the side of the road in March, is still a psychological factor the EF Pro Cycling rider will have to contend with.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.