Michael Woods dedicates emotional Vuelta a España stage 17 win to stillborn son who died two months ago

The 31-year-old Canadian picked up his first ever Grand Tour win after a devastating year for his family

Canadian Michael Woods picked up his first ever Grand Tour stage win (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Michael Woods (EF Education First-Drapac) dedicated his first Grand Tour stage win at the Vuelta a España to his stillborn son that his wife lost two months ago.

Woods rode clear from his escape companions in the mist of Balcón de Bizkaia, one of the Vuelta a España's new climbs.

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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.