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Lawson Craddock

09 Jul 2010 16:25

This kid looks like the next Greg LeMond or Peter Sagan.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/armstrong-tips-hat-to-usa-junior-champion-craddock
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09 Jul 2010 16:34

flicker wrote:This kid looks like the next Greg LeMond or Peter Sagan.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/armstrong-tips-hat-to-usa-junior-champion-craddock


Nice powerful young man!! He is definitely the cream of the juniors in the US this season.
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09 Jul 2010 16:55

Promising talent. But plenty of promising talents as juniors have amounted to nothing as a pro. I was impressed by the sweep though.
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07 Apr 2016 21:00

Lawson is riding well this spring. I'd like to see him win a one week stage race this year.
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Re: Lawson Craddock

07 Apr 2016 21:06

Hopefully Cali or Utah if he's not riding the Vuelta.

That nasty crash Down Under last year totally compromised his season. He's doing better than ever this time of the year.

Recently married too, looks like it's done him well.
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Re: Lawson Craddock

08 Apr 2016 09:18

I've read he has the chance of going to TdF this year. Don't know if that would be better for him than riding the Vuelta, where he would have more realistic chance of doing something more than just getting experience/helping his team-mates.

I would love to see him finishing inside top10 overall in current Pais Vasco. He has a good chance because he hasn't lost much time on those very steep climbs that shouldn't suit him very well and he is one of the best TT-ers among the riders who are high in GC. But Pais-Vasco often produces surprising results during those hilly TTs so nothing is assured.

I'm glad he is having very consistent year so far and I look forward to his further progress in the coming years.
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Re: Lawson Craddock

08 Apr 2016 10:52

Anderis wrote:I've read he has the chance of going to TdF this year. Don't know if that would be better for him than riding the Vuelta, where he would have more realistic chance of doing something more than just getting experience/helping his team-mates.

I would love to see him finishing inside top10 overall in current Pais Vasco. He has a good chance because he hasn't lost much time on those very steep climbs that shouldn't suit him very well and he is one of the best TT-ers among the riders who are high in GC. But Pais-Vasco often produces surprising results during those hilly TTs so nothing is assured.

I'm glad he is having very consistent year so far and I look forward to his further progress in the coming years.


Surely he should be a better GC-prospect than Talansky at this point, no? Happy to see him do well.
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Re: Lawson Craddock

08 Apr 2016 12:55

Talansky's fortunes seems to be worse than ever recently and there is a good chance he won't build a good form for TdF.

But I can't see Craddock being ready for top10 in the TdF yet. Top10 in Vuelta would be more realistic goal. Or stage win there. Although maybe the climbs of TdF suit him better.

Cannondale have now many riders who could occasionally lead a race but none of them is consistent all throughout the season. Even Uran, who had very consistent last season (apart from GTs). Craddock is kind of consistent recently, but more for top20 results than top10.
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Re: Lawson Craddock

08 Apr 2016 16:32

Very good performance from him today on Arrate. 7th in GC now but it's not looking that good for ITT. Some good TT'ers just behind him in GC and the gap to the guys in front is rather big. So it will probably be all about defending the spot in the top8. Arrate being more selective than usual this year took a chance for fighting for even higher GC spot away from him.

I've read he will ride Ardennes. It's interesting what he can do there. LBL is probably the race that will suit him the most of the three.
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Re: Lawson Craddock

08 Apr 2016 19:35

Anderis wrote:Very good performance from him today on Arrate. 7th in GC now but it's not looking that good for ITT. Some good TT'ers just behind him in GC and the gap to the guys in front is rather big. So it will probably be all about defending the spot in the top8. Arrate being more selective than usual this year took a chance for fighting for even higher GC spot away from him.

I've read he will ride Ardennes. It's interesting what he can do there. LBL is probably the race that will suit him the most of the three.

LC has had good TT results in the past, but I don't recall how he has done so far in the big leagues (especially since last year was tough after his early injuries). I guess we'll see... Good luck Lawson!
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Re: Lawson Craddock

08 Apr 2016 19:38

jmdirt wrote:
Anderis wrote:Very good performance from him today on Arrate. 7th in GC now but it's not looking that good for ITT. Some good TT'ers just behind him in GC and the gap to the guys in front is rather big. So it will probably be all about defending the spot in the top8. Arrate being more selective than usual this year took a chance for fighting for even higher GC spot away from him.

I've read he will ride Ardennes. It's interesting what he can do there. LBL is probably the race that will suit him the most of the three.

LC has had good TT results in the past, but I don't recall how he has done so far in the big leagues (especially since last year was tough after his early injuries). I guess we'll see... Good luck Lawson!

If I remember correctly he was pretty good in the 2014 TdS ITT.
Edit: he finished 6th in that TT.
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08 Apr 2016 20:17

He also beat some quality TT-ers during last year's WC ITT:
http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/World_Championships_ITT_2015

He definetely is a good TT-er but since there's such a hard climb on the tomorrow's route, you never know what's going to happen.
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08 Apr 2016 20:25

Talk about an epic bump
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09 Apr 2016 15:34

Top 10 overall finish today...that's promising.
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Re: Lawson Craddock

09 Apr 2016 16:58

Yeah, I definetely didn't expect him to finish in top10 in a race with so steep and explosive climbs at WT level.

And even more I didn't expect he would be the highest classified Cannondale rider in CQ and PCS 2016 individual rankings at this point of the year. But that's rather bad about Cannondale, since Lawson doesn't even have a single top5 finish so far this year.

Maybe Craddock will be the USA national team leader for Olympics Road Race? :eek:
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09 Apr 2016 17:27

Anderis wrote:Yeah, I definetely didn't expect him to finish in top10 in a race with so steep and explosive climbs at WT level.

And even more I didn't expect he would be the highest classified Cannondale rider in CQ and PCS 2016 individual rankings at this point of the year. But that's rather bad about Cannondale, since Lawson doesn't even have a single top5 finish so far this year.

Maybe Craddock will be the USA national team leader for Olympics Road Race? :eek:


If he continues doing well this season then ya. I think Tejay will probably get a leading spot, but of course they need options.
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09 Apr 2016 18:40

A few minutes down in the TT today...I'll be curious to hear how he felt. 9th overall is a great result in that stacked field. I'm looking forward to having a good year. I agree that he could be a leader for the USA team.
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28 Jun 2016 00:21

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28 Jun 2016 04:49

[quote="BigMac"]''I'm not just going to the Tour to be pack fodder''

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/im-not-just-going-to-the-tour-to-be-pack-fodder-says-craddock
Light years ahead of Rolland ever dreamed of being
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28 Jun 2016 09:14

What are his goals? Perhaps he can crack the top 25.
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