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New Zealand Champion Williams signs on for her sixth season with Team BikeExchange – Team BikeExchange


Multiple New Zealand Champion Georgia Williams has signed on for the 2022 season with Team BikeExchange, her sixth year with the Australian outfit.
 
The versatile rider is a Commonwealth Games Road Race silver medallist and brings an abundance of strength and experience to the squad, an important ingredient for the team during the lengthy WorldTour season.
 
After set-backs over the past couple of seasons with various injuries and illnesses, Team BikeExchange are confident that Williams can make it back to her best level and enjoy an uninterrupted season.
 
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Williams:
“Next year will be the sixth season for Georgia, she is one of the veterans of the women’s team now and we really count on her support on and off the bike. With all the changes we are going through next season, with many new riders joining Team BikeExchange, she will play an important role in showing the spirit of the team and way we work. We have confidence that we can truly rely on Georgia in many races throughout the year, it is great she will continue with us for 2022.”
 
Georgia Williams:
“I’m just as excited for this next season with the team as I was in my first, and I’m motivated to make the next one my best yet. I was happy with the first half of my season this year but then I had some bad luck during the last few months. I am hoping to come back stronger and looking forward to my pre-season build.
 
It’s exciting to be racing with new riders in 2022 which will mean slightly different race tactics for us and I think they will all be a great addition to the team and will lift us up to another level.”
 
Georgia Williams
Date of birth:  25th August 1993 (28)
Nationality: New Zealander
Joined Team BikeExchange: 2017
New Contract: 2022
 
Top Results:
1st 2018 & 2021 New Zealand Road Race Champion
1st 2018, 2018 & 2021 New Zealand Time Trial Champion
2nd 2018 Commonwealth Games Road Race
3rd 2018 Women’s Herald Sun Tour – stage 2 TT
4th 2018 Emakumeen Bira – Overall
4th 2018 Tour de Guangxi
5th 2018 Women Herald Sun Tour – overall

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American Time Trial Champion Lawson Craddock bolsters Team BikeExchange’s roster for 2022 & 2023 – Team BikeExchange


American Time Trial Champion Lawson Craddock has put pen to paper, inking a two-year deal with Team BikeExchange, boosting the squad’s depth of talent across their Grand Tour and Classics racing campaigns.
 
Still only 29-year-old, the rider from Texas has seven Grand Tours starts under his belt since making his debut in the WorldTour back in 2014. Craddock announced his aptitude in his debut professional season with an impressive third place overall at the Tour of California, before establishing himself as a versatile all-rounder, capable of competing on various terrains.
 
In recent years the American has proven to be a valuable teammate in both the hilly one-day Classic races and longer stage races, while his 2021 national time trial victory once again demonstrated his raw power.
 
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Craddock:
“Lawson will be a rider that can bring a lot to Team BikeExchange throughout the lengthy and varied season. We hope that we can assist him as much as possible, allow him to play his cards in races, as we really believe he has the talent to achieve some great results.

Together we can help improve each other; he has lots of experience having raced with multiple WorldTour teams and in return, we can provide him with the platform to perform with the help of our experienced support staff. We are looking forward to having him onboard and seeing what he can bring in 2022.”
 
Matt White, Head Sport Director on Craddock:
“We’re really excited to have Lawson joining the team, he brings a wealth of WorldTour experience with him, and we believe his best years are still very much in front of him.

He is a world class time trial specialist and a guy who is renowned for getting stuck in and rolling his sleeves up for his teammates. These are all qualities we were looking for to bolster next year’s roster.”
 
Lawson Craddock:
“Everything came together quite late for the 2022 season, and I am very excited to be joining Team BikeExchange. The team has quite a history, it has done incredibly well and the team pedigree on the bike speaks for itself. The culture around the team is also very important for me, especially in this sport, and with their family approach I am sure we can reach top results together. It will be a big change for me after six-years with my former team, but I am very excited to be getting to know my new teammates and the new environment.
 
Over the last couple of years, I felt that I was in a comfortable role and this new challenge will stimulate me even more. I will have new challenges, roles, and different calendar of races, so it should be refreshing for me and for my motivation. It’s going to be nice to be the American in the team, which from my previous experience fits quite well with the Australian mentality. I know some of the guys already but of course I am looking forward to the first camp and to get everything started in the best way possible.”
 
Lawson Craddock:
Date of birth: 20th February 1992 (29)
Nationality: USA
Joins Team BikeExchange: 2022
New Contract: 2022 & 2023
 
Top Results:

  • 1st 2021 American Time Trial Championships
  • 1st 2020 Tour Colombia 2.1 – Stage 1 TTT
  • 3rd 2019 La Vuelta a España – Stage 11
  • 2nd 2019 Tour of Utah – Stage 1
  • 3rd 2014 Amega Tour of California GC
  • 6th 2019 World Championships TT
  • 9th 2018 Amstel Gold Race

— Team BikeExchange to www.greenedgecycling.com