Lawson Craddock

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Lawson Craddock
Isbergues - Grand Prix d'Isbergues, 21 septembre 2014 (B062).JPG
Craddock at the 2014 Grand Prix d'Isbergues
Personal information
Full nameGregory Lawson Craddock
Born (1992-02-20) February 20, 1992 (age 28)[1]
Houston, Texas, United States
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb; 10 st 10 lb)
Team information
Current teamEF Pro Cycling
DisciplineRoad, track
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional teams

Gregory Lawson Craddock (born February 20, 1992) is an American professional road and track racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam EF Pro Cycling.[3]

Cycling career[edit]

After spending the 2014 and 2015 seasons with Giant–Shimano in the UCI World Tour, he moved to rival Cannondale for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.[4][5]

Craddock raced in the 2018 Tour de France with race number '13'. He crashed during the first stage, causing a hairline fracture in his scapula, but continued racing.[6] After that crash, he took to social media announcing he was donating $100 for every stage he finished to the Greater Houston Cycling Association in the rebuild of the Alkek Velodrome, where Craddock got his start in cycling and which was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. A GoFundMe page was also set up for people to make direct donations to the velodrome. Craddock finished the race as the "lanterne rouge", becoming the first rider in Tour history to hold last place after every stage[7] and earning nearly US$200,000 for the cause.[8]

On June 11, 2020, USA Cycling announced that Craddock will be on their Men's Road Long Team for the 2020 Summer Olympics (to be held July 23 to August 8, 2021).[9] In October 2020, he was named in the startlist for the 2020 Giro d'Italia.[10]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

National Novice Track Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Scratch
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Points race
1st Stage 1 (ITT) Edgar Soto Memorial
1st Stage 2b (ITT) Tour du Pays de Vaud
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Time trial, UCI World Road Junior Championships
4th Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
National Junior Road Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Road race
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Time trial
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
1st Stages 2 & 3 (ITT)
1st Stage 1 Tour de New Braunfels
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Regio Tour
2nd Overall Trophée Centre Morbihan
1st Stage 2 (ITT)
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Time trial, UCI World Road Junior Championships
3rd Overall Tour du Pays de Vaud
1st Prologue & Stage 4 (ITT)
3rd Paris–Roubaix Juniors
1st Stage 2 (ITT) Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Stage 10 Tour de la Guadeloupe
1st Stage 2 Hotter'N Hell Hundred
2nd Time trial, National Road Under–23 Championships
4th Overall Tour de Berlin
4th Overall Tulsa Tough
2nd Time trial, National Road Under–23 Championships
3rd Time trial, Pan–American Road Under–23 Championships
3rd Overall Cascade Cycling Classic
3rd Copperas Cove Classic
5th Overall Tour of the Gila
1st Stage 5
2nd Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Stage 2
7th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
8th Overall Tour of California
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
3rd Overall Tour of California
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
5th Overall Tour of California
6th Overall Critérium International
9th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Jersey white dots on green.svg Mountains classification Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
9th Amstel Gold Race
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tour Colombia
6th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
7th Overall Tour of Utah
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tour Colombia

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 124 145
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF 42 58
DSQ Disqualified
DNF Did not finish
IP In progress


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  2. ^ "EF Education First Pro Cycling". Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Bacon, Ellis (January 1, 2020). "2020 Team Preview: EF Education First". Future plc. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Craddock joins Cannondale-Garmin in 2016". September 17, 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Meet Lawson Craddock, a rising star of American cycling and the first Texan to race the Tour de France since you-know-who". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  6. ^ Ford, Bonnie D. (July 14, 2018). "Injured Lawson Craddock rides on for team, Houston, at Tour de France". ESPN.
  7. ^ Ingle, Sean (August 6, 2018). "Last but not least: Craddock wears Tour's red lantern as badge of courage". Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  8. ^ Scott, Roxanna (July 29, 2018). "American cyclist Lawson Craddock is last in Tour de France, raises $192K for velodrome". USA TODAY. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Angelina Palermo (June 11, 2020). "Olympic Long Team Announced for Mountain Bike, Road & Track" (Press release). USA Cycling. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  10. ^ "103rd Giro d'Italia: Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 October 2020.

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