According to the Canadian Press on Sunday, Mike Woods of Toronto, Ontario placed second at the Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var three-day men’s cycling race from Blausasc, France. Woods was actually in the lead heading into the final day of racing, but was beaten on Sunday by Gianluca Brambilla of Italy.
Brambilla had a winning time of 12 hours and 51 minutes. Woods was second with a time of 12 hours, 51 minutes, and five seconds. Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands finished in third place with a time of 12 hours, 51 minutes, and six seconds. Woods reached the podium by five seconds over Rudy Molard of France. who was in fourth place, with a time of 12 hours, 51 minutes, and 10 seconds.
This was Woods’s first race for the team, Israel Start-Up Nation, and it was a mighty successful one. He was the fastest cyclist in the second stage on Tuesday. The race, which has been around since 1969, is part of the International Cycling Tour (UCI) Europe Tour.
This was Woods’s second podium finish over the last five months. In September, he finished third in La Fleche Wallonne in Belgium. The silver medal Woods won on Sunday will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.