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Lawson Craddock

Olympian 2020

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Houston, TX


Austin Community College

Got his start in cycling through his dad who was a professional downhill racer and rode to stay fit after he had children...Known for his achievement in finishing the 2018 Tour de France despite being seriously injured in the opening stage...One of the biggest and most unexpected stories of the 2018 Tour De France put Lawson in the news. On the first day of the tour, he crashed in the feed zone. He finished the stage with blood pouring down his face from a laceration above his eye and a broken scapula. He wasn’t sure how long he could race, but pledged funds toward the Alkek Velodrome for each stage he completed. He finished all 21 stages of the 3-week race and raised over $200,000 for the velodrome in his hometown of Houston after damage from Hurricane Harvey...Loves the cycling community as a whole and always wants to keep it fun...Has a daughter, CJ, and a son, Noah.
  • Placed 3rd at the 2014 GC Amgen Tour of California
  • Won the 2018 International Week of Coppi and Bartali(2019,2020)
  • Two-time winner of Stage 1 of the Tour Columbia
World Championships

Years of Participation: 2015, 2019, 2020

Top finish: 6th – 2019 (individual time trial)

Most recent: 2020 – 30th (individual time trial), DNF (road race)

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