The story of Lawson Craddock’s crash on the opening stage of the Tour de France and subsequent chase and decision to race through his injures dominated our day — and images of Craddock dominate our stage two Gruber gallery.
As Caley Fretz wrote in “The Suffering of Lawson Craddock” for CyclingTips: “The Tour takes little moments and makes them as powerful as a yellow jersey. Lined up at the EF team bus on Sunday were French television and the sports reporter from La Gazzetta and a British podcast and half a dozen others, waiting to speak to a kid from Texas they hardly knew existed two days ago. “He’s British?” The Frenchman asked. “No, American,” his cameraman said. Craddock’s story — this crash, and this chase — is now international news.”