Dan Craven

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Dan Craven
Dan Craven.jpg
Dan Craven in 2010
Personal information
Full name Dan Craven
Born (1983-01-02) 2 January 1983 (age 31)
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Team information
Current team Team Europcar
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2005–2008 Team Fidibc.com
Professional team(s)
2009–2011
2012
2013
Jan 2014-May 2014
Jun 2014-
Rapha Condor
Team IG-Sigma Sport
Synergy Baku Cycling Project
Bike Aid-Ride for Help
Team Europcar
Major wins
African Cycling Champion 2008
Infobox last updated on
24 April 2014

Dan Craven (born 1 February 1983) is a racing cyclist from Namibia, riding for Team Europcar. He is the grandson of Danie Craven, a former South African rugby union player.

Craven started cycling seriously whilst studying at the University of Stellenbosch. After graduating with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics he moved to Switzerland in 2005 in order to pursue a cycling career.[1]

Craven joined the Rapha Condor team for the 2009 season.[2] Craven was the 2008 African Road Race champion, having taken the crown in Casablanca in November just two days after he had picked up a Bronze in the African Time Trial Championships.[3] He joined Team IG-Sigma Sport for the 2012 season.[4] He spent 2013 riding for Synergy Baku Cycling Project before joining the German-based Bike Aid-Ride for Help squad for 2014.[5] In May 2014 it was announced that Dan had been signed to Pro Tour Squad, Europcar, with effect from June. His first Major goal will be the last grand tour of 2014, the Vuelta a Espana.[6]

A strong time-trialer, Craven was a runner up in the 2006 African Championships, and boasts a 7th place in the time trial at the 2007 B World Championships in Cape Town.

Palmares[edit]

2006
2nd African Cycling Championships (Port Louis) I.T.T.
2nd GP Demy-Cars
2007
2nd National Championships Namibia I.T.T.
3rd GP Folignano
2nd Giro Valli Aretine – GP Citta di Arezzo
2008
1st African Cycling Championships (Casablanca)
3rd African Cycling Championships (Casablanca) I.T.T.
2nd Trofeo Salvatore Morucci
3rd Giro del Cigno
3rd GP Inda – Trofeo Aras Frattini
1st GP Cristal Energie
2009
UCI Africa Tour
2nd Shay Elliott Memorial Race[7]
2010
2nd East Midlands Classic
1st Chas Messenger Road Race
1st Shay Elliott Memorial Race
3rd Overall FBD Insurance Rás
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 4 Tour of Rwanda
2011
5th Overall Vuelta a Leon[8]
1st Stage 3
7th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo[5]
1st Mountains classification[5]
8th Ronde de l'Oise[9]
2013
2nd African Road Race Championships
2014
1st Overall Tour du Cameroun
1st Mountains classification
5th Overall Tour du Maroc

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fraser, Graham (30 January 2014). "Glasgow 2014: Namibian Dan Craven relishes ‘home' Games". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Dan Craven Rapha Condor profile
  3. ^ Dan Craven
  4. ^ Stokes, Shane (2 December 2011). "Craven relieved to secure Sigma Sport Specialized deal after missing out on Europcar ride". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Schutz, Helge (8 January 2014). "Namibian Cyclists Leave for Tour De Gabon". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Fletcher, Laura (24 May 2014). "Q&A with Dan Craven". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Shay Elliott Memorial Road Race". British Cycling. 26 April 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Goos wins Vuelta Ciclista a Leon". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 6 August 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Joeaar wins final stage in bunch sprint". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 13 June 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

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