The Canadian is hoping that EF Education First will select him for its eight-rider Tour de France squad.
Woods could smell victory with 200 meters remaining of the world champs, but cramps caused the Canadian to "pedal squares" into third place.
Between illness and personal tragedy, Michael Woods could have written off 2018. Instead, he climbed to success at the Vuelta and worlds.
Mike Woods is looking to show of his climbing legs at the Tour of Utah with the Vuelta a España and the world championships on the horizon.