Adam Craig

  
  


Adam Craig
Adam Craig
Date of Birth: August 15, 1981
Height: 5'11"/1.8m
Weight: 165 lbs./75 kg./11.8 st.
Place of Birth: Bangor, Maine
Hometown: Corinth, Maine
Residence: Bend, Oregon
Teams: Giant Bicycles
Website: www.adamcraig.net

Olympic Experience/UCI World Championships Results

  • 2008 Olympic Games — Beijing, China (cross-country)
  • 34th place — 2011 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Champery, Switzerland, Cross-Country

National Championship Results

  • Eighteen-time USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Champion, junior cross-country (1999); U23 cross-country (2001-03); Super D (2004-08, 2011); short track (2004, 2009); cross-country (2007-08); marathon (2011); all mountain (2011)
  • 3rd place — 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships, Sun Valley, Idaho, Cross-Country
  • 3rd place — 2010 2010 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Granby, Colorado, Short Track Cross-Country
  • 3rd place — 2009 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Granby, Colorado, Cross-Country
  • 3rd place — 2005 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Mammoth Lakes, California, Cross-Country
  • 2nd place — 2004 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Mammoth Lakes, California, Cross-Country
  • Two-time USA Cycling U23 Cyclo-cross National Champion, 2001-02

Career Highlights

  • 3rd place — 2011 Fontana City National, Fontana, California, Super D
  • 1st place — 2010 Subaru Cup, short track, Wautoma, Wisconsin
  • 1st place — 2009 Ashland 12-mile Super D, Ashland, Oregon
  • 1st place — 2009 Downieville Classic, cross-country and Super D (record setter for both), Downieville, California
  • 1st place — 2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1st place — 2005 Tapatio Springs National, Boerne, Texas
  • 2nd place — 2010 Downieville Classic, All Mountain, Downieville, California
  • 2nd place — 2010 Test of Endurance 50, Blodgett, Oregon
  • 2nd place — 2008 Copa Catalan, Banyoles, Spain
  • 2nd place — 2008 National Mountain Bike Series #1, cross-country, Super D, Fontana, California
  • 2nd place — 2008 National Mountain Bike Series #2, cross-country, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2nd place — 2008 National Mountain Bike Series #5, cross-country and Super D, Windham, New York
  • 3rd place — 2010 TransRockies TR3, Panorama, East Kootenay F, BC, Canada
  • 3rd place — 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Bromont, Quebec, Canada
  • 3rd place — 2008 National Mountain Bike Series #5, short track, Windham, New York

Points of Interest

  • In 2007, Adam won the Single Speed Mountain Bike World Championships in Aviemore, Scotland. The event isn’t recognized by the international federation, so instead of a rainbow jersey and a gold medal, Adam received the customary winner’s prize, a commemorative tattoo.
  • Adam and fellow mountain bike pro, Carl Decker, won the 2007 overall two-wheel drive Northwest Region Championship in rally car racing. Since then they have consistently placed in the top ten - if not the top five - at nearly every race they've entered. While Adam's sponsor obligations conflicted with car racing, Carl qualified for the X Games in 2010.

Personal

A 18-time national champion in various disciplines of competitive cycling and a prolific and lively finish line interview, Adam Craig is one of the more recognizable names on the off-road cycling circuit. Born in Bangor, Maine, the adventure-seeking mountain biker now calls Bend, Ore., his home and is an outdoor and adventure sports enthusiast. After graduating from Dexter Regional High School in 1999 where he competed in track and field, alpine and Nordic skiing and soccer, Adam became serious about mountain biking after riding his bike in the woods near his home.
 
Off the bike, Adam spends his free time participating in various extreme sporting activities, including whitewater kayaking, backcountry and Nordic skiing and rally car racing. As a rally car racer, Adam serves as the co-driver of a two-man team, flipping through a manual, deciphering instructions that explain what’s around each blind corner and relaying them to the driver. According to Adam, he’s on his bike seven days a week unless he’s off on an epic kayaking or ski trip.
 
Despite his appetite for adrenalin and all the thrills and peril that come with it, in the winter of 2010 Adam tore his anterior cruciate ligament when he slipped while benignly walking across an icy parking lot near his home in Oregon. He underwent surgery on Feb. 9, 2010, to repair the torn ligament with a tendon harvested from a cadaver. After four months of successful rehabilitation and training, Adam returned to racing at the end of May 2010.
 
As a mountain biker, Adam has steadily progressed through the Olympic style cross country ranks. After winning three consecutive U23 national titles (2001-03), he visited the podium at the elite national championships three times before finally winning a Stars-and-Stripes jersey at Mount Snow, Vt., in 2007 — a performance he equates to earning a podium at a World Cup race. On the national circuit, Adam also competes in the Super D (super-downhill), in which he holds four national titles, single-speed categories of mountain biking, and cyclo-cross, where he twice earned the national title as a U23 racer.


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