Craig Lewis (cyclist)

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Craig Lewis
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Personal information
Born (1985-01-10) January 10, 1985 (age 32)
Moore, South Carolina, United States of America
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 143 lb (65 kg)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2004–2006 TIAA–CREF
Professional team(s)
2007 Slipstream–Chipotle
2008–2011 Team High Road
2012–2013 Champion System[1]

Craig Lewis (born January 10, 1985) is an American former professional road bicycle racer, who competed professionally between 2007 and 2013.

In 2004, while riding for TIAA–CREF – then a small team on the US circuit that would later grow to be one of the world's biggest, currently known as Cannondale–Drapac – Lewis was gravely injured when he was struck by a car during an individual time trial at the Tour de Georgia. He lost consciousness, punctured both lungs, suffered severe internal bleeding, and fractured dozens of bones. After months of rehab and physical therapy, and multiple surgeries, Lewis eventually made a full recovery.[2]

After failing to earn a contract for the 2014 season, Lewis retired in February 2014.[3]

Palmares[edit]

2006
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Under-23 National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Under-23 National Criterium Championships
2007
3rd Overall Tour of Bahamas
6th Overall Tour of Ireland
7th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2009
1st Stage 3 TTT Tour de Romandie
7th Overall Tour of Ireland
2011
1st Stage 1 TTT Giro d'Italia
2012
1st Stage 2 Tour de Beauce

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weislo, Laura (November 7, 2011). "Lewis and Butler join Champion System". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jonathan Vaughters (2011-05-11). "To live and be alive". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  3. ^ Weislo, Laura (February 19, 2014). "Craig Lewis retires after Lampre deal falls through". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 

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