Craddock: Tour of California GC battle is far from over

Lawson Craddock (Cannondale)

Lawson Craddock (Cannondale) (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/

Lawson Craddock came into the Tour of California as Cannondale's declared leader, and Tuesday's queen stage was supposed to be the place where he backed that up and climbed to the top of the overall standings.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.