Canadian Michael Woods put in an impressive solo effort to claim the biggest success of his career atop a legendary Tour de France climb on Sunday at Puy De Dome, France.
The 36-year-old Ottawa native, who rides for the Israel-Premier Tech team, has no ambition in the general classification and was part of an early breakaway that the top contenders allowed to form early in the ninth stage.
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Woods managed to catch American Matteo Jorgenson just 500 meters from the summit after his 24-year-old rival fell away from the leading group with less than 50 kilometers to go.
Frenchman Pierre Latour finished second with Matej Mohoric completing the podium for the stage. Jorgenson finished fourth.
Race leader Jonas Vingegaard and second placed Tadej Pogacar made up the main pack more than 10 minutes behind.