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Lawson Craddock

Elite Men's National Team Member, Tokyo 2020 Olympian

D.O.B February 20, 1992
Hometown Houston, Texas
Residence Austin, Texas and Girona, Spain
Pro Teams Team Giant-Shimano (2014-2015); EF Pro Cycling Team (2016-2021); Team BikeExchange-Jayco (Present)

Meet the Athlete

Lawson got his start in cycling through his dad who was a professional downhill racer and rode to stay fit after he had children. He would join his dad on the back of a tandem and then eventually started racing at the Alkek Velodrome when he was 10 years old. Lawson’s 6th place in the Men’s Time Trial at the World Championships was the best performance we’ve seen for an American since Taylor Phinney took silver in 2012. 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. Lawson loves the sport, and the cycling community as a whole and always wants to keep it fun

What is something you would tell your younger self if you could go back in time?

Keep it fun!

Keep it fun!

What is your spirit animal?



Growing up, how did youth sports impact who you are today?

Sports kept me active and were a great outlet for excessive energy

Sports kept me active and were a great outlet for excessive energy

Points of Interest

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Finishing 2018 Tour de France with a fractured shoulder blade (Photo: ESPN)

Competing in 2015 UCI World Championships in Richmond, VA

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Racing a Driveway Series with my dad in 2018 (Photo: SBJ)

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