After coming back from a broken femur this spring at Paris-Nice, Mike Woods was all smiles as he pulls the Tirreno-Adriatico leader's jersey and winning stage 3. He becomes the first Canadian to do so.
"I love Italy. It's one of my favorite places in the world to race. The courses always suit me and they are super hard, super challenging, and I like that.
This victory is definitely a big step in my career, it's the first time I've won the leader's jersey in a WorldTour race. I don't think I am the favorite for the overall victory, because there is the final ITT and there are other riders stronger than me in the time trials, but I will definitely defend the jersey and go on the attack again."
- Mike Woods.