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

Pro-cyclist Mike Woods has pledged to make 2021 a carbon neutral season. (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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