Lawson Craddock signs contract extension with EF Education First
Oct 10 2019 05:44 am CET

Lawson Craddock signs contract extension with EF Education First
Lawson Craddock signs contract extension with EF Education First
EF Education First (c)Jojo Harper

EF Education First has announced the contract extension of Lawson Craddock after a successful 2019 with the team.

The American arrived to the team in 2016 and has been instrumental in the successes of the roster in the 2019 season. "EF is a great place for me to continue to grow," said Craddock. "I feel like I'm in a really good spot in terms of my role in the team.

"I stepped into the domestique role a bit more than I have in the past, and I discovered it's actually something I really quite enjoy, being there and helping our leaders as much as possible to deliver them to success. In the second half of the season, I also had a few opportunities to race for myself, for my own results."

The rider has changed his focus as a rider and currently has a role in the team that suits him better. "Lawson had a year where he was really under-performing," the team's CEO Jonathan Vaughters. "I thought he could grow into a top ten three week Grand Tour rider, not necessarily a contender but a guy that could finish in the top 10. I was training him for that, and I don't think that was the right decision for him. Now he's more focused on getting into breakaways, his time trial, helping his teammates. He's where he should be in the sport now.

"Lawson has been a great part of this program since he came to us, and we're happy to have him for another two years. You know, he didn't make the Tour team this year, and he showed a lot of grit and gumption to come back in the second part of the season to do a great Vuelta, a great World Championships. I was really proud of the attitude he showed surrounding that. That's the kind of thing we really appreciate on this team, someone that takes a hard decision and comes back stronger from it."




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