Tour France: Michael Woods wins seventh place
Despite two broken ribs, Michael Woods managed to finish seventh Thursday at the 18th stage of the Tour de France.
The Ottawa-Gatineau cyclist, who is in his first appearance on the Great Loop, crossed the line four minutes and 46 seconds behind winner Nairo Quintana of Colombia. Romain Bardet took second place to put on the polka dot jersey.
Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe retains the yellow jersey leader after the 208 kilometers between Embrun and Valloire.
As for Woods, this is his best individual result in this Tour. He was 16th on the sixth day.
The representative of the Education-First team broke two ribs last week during the 11th stage. He had been involved in a collective crash 30 km from the finish.
The 106th edition of the Tour de France will end Sunday.