VeloNews interviewed Mike Woods in Terme Liugiane on Thursday following his ride to fifth place on stage six of the Giro d’Italia.
Michael Woods leaned against the race barrier Thursday as soigneurs, journalists, and tifosi swarmed the chaotic finish line. The grand tour rookie was 39 seconds and four warm bodies away from winning a stage at the Giro d’Italia.
Cannondale-Drapac went all-in in Thursday’s 217km sixth stage along Italy’s toe, but a determined five-man breakaway and roaring tailwind spoiled the Hollywood ending.
“I told myself I had to have a good performance for the guys; they were burying themselves for me,” Woods told VeloNews. “Unfortunately, those guys were riding super-strong [in the breakaway] … bad luck.”