Dean Woods

Dean Woods ( born June 22, 1966 in Wangaratta ) is an Australian former racing cyclist.

Woods was at the 1983 Junior World Championships World Champion in the 4000 -m individual pursuit and second in the points race. In 1984, he first participated at the Olympic Games. Woods, who still belonged to the junior class and in the same year, defended his world title, was next to Michael Grenda, Kevin Nichols and Michael Turtur to the Australian track four, the USA beat the hot favorite as a complete surprise. In the individual pursuit Woods defeated in the race for the bronze medal.

1986 Woods won at the Commonwealth Games competition over ten miles on the car and was third in the World Cup in the individual pursuit. At the Olympic Summer Games in Seoul in 1988 Woods played again the one - and the team pursuit. In the individual pursuit, he lost the final Gintautas UMARAS and won the silver medal; with the team, which included besides Woods Brett Dutton, Wayne McCarney and Stephen McGlede, he finished third.

In 1989, Woods a professional contract with the team from Stuttgart and moved to the street. In the UCI Track World Championships 1986, he finished second in the individual pursuit of professionals. Woods had little success on the road, his greatest success was winning the Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic in 1990 and 1993, where he in 1990 still valid track record aufstellte. In 1993, Woods was reamateurisieren. In 1996 he took part in his third Olympic Games. In Atlanta, he started with Brett Aitken, Stuart O'Grady and Tim O'Shannessey back in the 4000 -m team pursuit; the team finished in third place behind France and Russia.

Since retiring from active cycling Woods operates a cycling shop in his hometown.