The finalé of stage 7 into Villanueva de Valdegovia was a crazy affair of attack and counter attack from the leading group. In the end it was Canada's Michael Woods who held the lead to the line after he made his move in the last kilometre. Omar Fraile was second and Alejandro Valverde third. The GC stayed much the same.
Mar 16, 2020 - Coronavirus is the Top Story as the UCI stops racing. The final stages of Paris-Nice with video action. Giro postponed, Redlands cancelled. Benoot happy, UAE ends quarantine, Nieuwenhuis extends, Ten Dam joins Specialized, Woods breaks femur and Sinkeldam talks quarantine.
Stage Report: Canada's Michael Woods (Education First-Drapac) mastered the cruel climb to the Balcón de Bizkaia for the Vuelta stage 17 win ahead of Dylan Teuns (BMC) and David De La Cruz (Sky). Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) took a little time from overall leader, Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), but Nairo Quintana (Movistar) lost more time.
Rider Interview: Canada's Michael Woods has been knocking on the door of a big result and the Education First-Drapac rider came close in last Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Ed Hood caught up with the man from Ottawa as he was about to jet off to Israel and the start of the Giro d'Italia.
Rider Interview: If you want an outside bet for Sunday's Liège, you need not look further than a man from Ottawa - Cannondale-Drapac's Michael Woods. With top performances in the GP Indurain, Catalunya, Pais Vasco, and 11th in Flèche Wallone, he could just be the man to pull off a surprise.