Lawson Craddock

Austin, Texas and Girona, Spain
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Last Race
Vuelta a España
“We do things differently here at EF Education First, and for me that’s the biggest draw. I love being part of a team that sets itself apart from the rest of the pack.”

Lawson calls his cycling specialty the ability to suffer. He sustained a high-profile scapula fracture on the opening stage of the 2018 Tour de France, and captivated audiences worldwide as he raced all the way to the Tour’s conclusion in Paris as the race’s Lanterne Rouge. En route to Paris, he raised $350,000+ for Houston’s Hurricane Harvey battered Alkek Velodrome, where he first learned to race. These days, Lawson has a new source of inspiration, his two-year-old daughter CJ and new born son Noah.

Q&A with Lawson

Favorite local saying

Y’all. Best word ever



If I wasn’t a cyclist, I would be

in Houston working for my dad’s business. He’s got a roofing company called Craddock Roofing Incorporated and he’s been doing it forever. I’ve always wanted to get into it growing up, but it turned out I could ride a bike decently, so for now, it’s a dream deferred. Once this career is done, working for Craddock Roofing is up next.

If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to


Favorite race

Pais Vasco

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