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Cyclist Mike Woods finishes 2nd in debut with Israel Start-Up Nation

Canadian rider Mike Woods finished runner-up at the three-day Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var, trailing Gianluca Brambilla by 13 seconds in Sunday's final leg in Blausasc, France.

Ottawa native 'disappointed' he couldn't hold off Italy's Brambilla in French race

Canada's Mike Woods finished second on the third and final day of the Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var on Sunday in France after moving into the overall lead a day earlier. (Twitter/@cyclecollective)

Canadian rider Mike Woods finished runner-up at the three-day Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var on Sunday.

Gianluca Brambilla's 13-second stage win moved the Italian atop the podium. Woods, who had entered the final day as race leader after winning Stage 2 Saturday, finished five seconds behind in the overall standings.

Dutch rider Bauke Mollema, who rides with Brambilla for Trek-Segafredo, was third.

Woods, in his first race in the colours of Israel Start-Up Nation, finished 13 seconds behind Brambilla in Sunday's stage.

"I'm just disappointed I couldn't keep the yellow jersey," said the 34-year-old from Ottawa said from Blausasc, France. "But second overall, I can't complain, and the team rode a great race."

Woods was fourth in Stage 1 Friday.

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