Geraint Thomas has explained what caused him to fall off his bike in Stage 4 at the Tour de Romandie on Saturday.
Ineos-Grenadiers rider Thomas eventually crossed the line in third place, 21 seconds behind Woods after also being overtaken by Australian Ben O'Connor.
Thomas said changing gears mid-sprint was ultimately what caused him to crash.
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"I had no feeling whatsoever in my hands and I tried to change gear but instead I just lost the bars," he told CyclingPro.
It’s so frustrating because even if I had just stayed in that gear and came second place … but to deck it there, I feel like a right whopper.
‘I had no feeling in my hands’ – Thomas on Tour de Romandie crash
The Welshman said he was not physically injured by the crash, but he admitted it was "frustrating" and "emotional".
"I’m fine, it’s more about frustration of such a hard day and to lose time like that at the end, it’s really frustrating," he added.
"I just want to get into a hot shower now. I just need to have a shower and settle down and not be so emotional… and then think about tomorrow."
Thomas is second overall, 11 seconds behind Woods ahead of Sunday's final stage, a 16km individual time trial around Fribourg, in which he is expected to do better than the Canadian.
Additional reporting from Reuters.
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