Perseverance equals victory
Quebec cyclist Hugo Houle continued the race despite the withdrawal of his teammate, Jakob Fuglsang, from Team Astana at stage 16 after a crash.
A challenge for the future
The 28-year-old cyclist told Radio-Canada Sports that he has reached his physical maturity which allows him to achieve better overall performance. He wishes to participate in the Tour again starting next year.
Successful stage 18
Despite his broken ribs and a wild hailstorm towards the end of the Tour, Michael Woods, the 32 year-old cyclist from Ottawa, managed to climb to the 36th position in the overall classification during the stage 18.
Once in a lifetime experience
With a undisguisable smile on his face, Michael Woods of EF Canada team finished the Tour at the Champs-Élysées as planned. "Being able to do the Tour at my age is really a unique opportunity, so I don't take it for granted. It's really the best thing that could have happened to me, and I'm making the most of it." he said in an interview with Radio-Canada Sports.