Name: Lawson Craddock
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Road Cycling
Event(s): Road Race, Individual Time Trial
Height: 5-8
DOB: 2/20/1992
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Cypress Springs High School (Cypress, Texas) ‘10
College: Austin Community College
Team/Club: EF Education – Nippo
Coach(es): Jim Miller
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 34th (individual time trial), 80th (Road Race)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2020 – 30th (individual time trial), DNF (road race)
  • Years of participation: 2015, 2019, 2020
  • Top finish: 6th – 2019 (individual time trial)
Other Career Highlights
  • Placed 3rd at the 2014 GC Amgen Tour of California
  • Won the 2018 International Week of Coppi and Bartali
  • Two-time winner of Stage 1 of the Tour Columbia (2019,2020)
Personal: 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.