Craddock gets final US spot for World Championships

23-year-old fills out six-rider US men's roster

Lawson Craddock (Giant-Alpecin) will fill the final spot for the US at the upcoming World Championships in Richmond, Virginia. USA Cycling announced Friday evening that Craddock will compete in both the time trial and road race.

Craddock will join previously selected riders Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing), Tyler Farrar (MTN-Qhubeka), Alex Howes (Cannondale-Garmin), Ben King (Cannondale-Garmin) and Taylor Phinney on the US team. Phinney will also compete in the time trial.

The 23-year-old Texan, who has ridden with Giant-Alpecin for the past two seasons, is currently competing in the Vuelta a Espana, where he is 42nd overall after working for teammate Tom Dumoulin’s general classification hopes. He has 65 race days so far this year heading into Sunday’s final Vuelta stage.

Craddock has twice finished second in the US U23 time trial championships, but this will be his first attempt at the Elite World Championships. He was the US Junior time trial, criterium and road race champion in 2010. He finished third in the Junior time trial World Championships that same year.

US team for UCI Road World Championships:

Elite Men – Road Race
Brent Bookwalter (Asheville, N.C./BMC Racing Team)
Lawson Craddock (Austin, Texas/Team Giant-Alpecin)
Tyler Farrar (Seattle, Wash./MTN-Qhubeka)
Alex Howes (Boulder, Colo./Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling)
Ben King (North Garden, Va./Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling)
Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing Team)

Elite Men – Individual Time Trial
Lawson Craddock (Austin, Texas/Team Giant-Alpecin)
Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing Team)

Elite Women – Road Race
Allie Dragoo (Grand Rapids, Mich./TWENTY16 p/b SHO-AIR)
Megan Guarnier (Queensbury, N.Y./Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)*
Shelley Olds (Gilroy, Calif./Ale Cipollini)*
Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./UnitedHealthcare)*
Lauren Stephens (Dallas, Texas/Team TIBCO-SVB)
Evelyn Stevens (San Francisco, Calif./Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)*
Tayler Wiles (Fairfax, Calif./Velocio-SRAM)

Elite Women – Individual Time Trial
Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho/TWENTY16 p/b SHO-AIR)*
Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./Bigla Pro Cycling Team)^
Evelyn Stevens (San Francisco, Calif./Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)*

U23 Men – Road Race
Greg Daniel (Englewood, Colo./Axeon Cycling Team)
Daniel Eaton (Mesa, Ariz./Axeon Cycling Team)
Colin Joyce (Pocatello, Idaho/California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized)*
Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./Axeon Cycling Team)
Tyler Williams (Santa Rosa, Calif./BMC Development Team)

U23 Men – Individual Time Trial
Greg Daniel (Englewood, Colo./Axeon Cycling Team)
Daniel Eaton (Mesa, Ariz./Axeon Cycling Team)*

Junior Men – Road
Chris Blevins (Durango, Colo./Team Specialized Racing)
Jonny Brown (Covington, Tenn./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team)*
Adrien Costa (Bend, Ore./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized)*
Jack Maddux (Fresno, Calif./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team)*
Brandon McNulty (Phoenix, Ariz./LUX-Specialized by Cynergy)*
Ethan Reynolds (Boise, Idaho/Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team)

Junior Men – Individual Time Trial
Adrien Costa (Bend, Ore./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized)*
Brandon McNulty (Phoenix, Ariz./LUX-Specialized by Cynergy)*

Junior Women – Road Race
Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind./TWENTY16 Devo p/b SHO-AIR)*
Skylar Schneider (West Allis, Wis./ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice MRI)
Emma White (Delanson, N.Y./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team)
Ashlyn Woods (Winston Salem, N.C./Carolina Masters-PainPathways Cycling Team)

Junior Women – Individual Time Trial
Chloe Dygert (Brownsburg, Ind./TWENTY16 Devo p/b SHO-AIR)*
Emma White (Delanson, N.Y./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team)

 

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