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Allen signs up for her seventh season at Team BikeExchange – Team BikeExchange


Australian rider Jessica Allen has signed a one-year contract extension with Team BikeExchange which will see her race a seventh season in GreenEDGE Cycling colours.
 
The 28-year-old originally joined the squad in 2016 and has gone on to become one of the most reliable and selfless teammates in the women’s peloton. Allen has proved to be a valuable domestique across the entire racing calendar from one-day Classics to lengthy and hilly stage races and has been a key part of the team’s successes over the years.
 
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Allen:
“Jess is part of our GreenEDGE family, and it is a pleasure for us to continue to work together with her. We will have various new riders in our team in 2022, and we are sure she will be a strong asset for them in order to teach them the team’s values. It’s going to be an important year for her as she continues to get stronger and wiser and become tactically more astute.”
 
Jess Allen:
“I am really happy to be re-signing with Team BikeExchange and for their continued belief in me as I will begin my seventh season with the team. I’m looking forward to having some new riders on the team with us next year and I hope to be able to use my experience and skills to assist them and their development but while also continuing to grow stronger as a rider myself.

Next year is a really exciting year for the women’s WorldTour peloton with new races added like Le Tour de France Femmes and the biggest race calendar I’ve ever seen during my career.”
 
Jessica Allen
Date of Birth: 17th April 1993 (28)
Nationality: Australian
Joined GreenEDGE Cycling: 2016
New Contract: 2022
 
Top Results:
2nd 2018 Ladies Tour of Norway TTT
2nd 2018 Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile – Stage 1 TTT

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Grmay boosts Team BikeExchange’s support squad as he re-signs for two more seasons – Team BikeExchange


Multiple Ethiopian champion Tsgabu Grmay has committed to two more years with Team BikeExchange, after consistent riding and selfless teamwork with the squad over the past three seasons.
 
The 30-year-old has been a valued and important support rider for the Australian outfit over the years and has gone from strength to strength, but with a lot of potential still inside of him.
 
After completing seven Grand Tours, Grmay’s wealth of experience has helped the team to many great results, with GreenEDGE Cycling please to continue supporting the talented Ethiopian as he signs on for his fourth season.
 
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Grmay:
“We are happy to be able to keep working with a collaborative rider such as Tsgabu. He is a real team player and with his help and commitment we will continue to bring lots of support to our climbers during the busy WorldTour season.
 
He is part of our family and he had some difficult moments during the past months, but we have always supported and put full trust in him, and we are sure he will keep pushing and giving his best to help GreenEDGE Cycling reach many successes.”
 
Tsgabu Grmay:
“I’m so happy, lucky and proud to be part of this team and after three years I’m sure to say that it’s really a special team for me and why I was looking forward to renewing my contract. It hasn’t been an easy year for me with too many up and downs and I must say that the team continued to support me all the time, through all the good and bad times!
 
I really appreciated the support of the team, and this was one more reason to stay in this family. For the coming years, I’m very motivated to do good racing and focusing on my climbing skills. I’m sure that I can improve more and achieve better results as well as helping my GC leaders.”
 
Tsgabu Grmay
Date of Birth: 25th August 1991 (30)
Nationality: Ethiopian
Joined GreenEDGE Cycling: 2019
New Contract: 2022 & 2023
 
Top Results:
1st Ethiopian Time Trial Championships (6x)
1st Ethiopian Road Race Championships (3x)

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Santesteban commits to two more seasons, feeling at home with Team BikeExchange – Team BikeExchange


Team BikeExchange is pleased to confirm that Ane Santesteban will continue  for two more seasons, feeling at home with the squad, having found her feet within the Australian outfit, performing consistently throughout her debut season.
 
The 30-year-old climber has been a key support rider for Team BikeExchange leader’s, particularly in the hilly, mountainous races but has also stepped up a level herself physically and tactically, with a stand-out performance at the recent Tour Cycliste Feminin de l’Ardeche.
 
With changes to the women’s team roster for the 2022 season, the squad believes that Santesteban will be an important role model, guiding the new additions.
 
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Santesteban:
“We are very pleased to keep working with Ane for the upcoming two seasons. Ane only joined GreenEDGE Cycling last year, but she adjusted to our team spirit straight away. We have really high expectations of her and believe that her experience and characteristics make her one of the riders in the team that can really help us to achieve important results in many races throughout the year.”
 
Ane Santesteban:
“I am really happy to be staying for two more years with the GreenEDGE family. I found a really good group in which everyone can give their best and I feel at home now with the team.

I think my season went well and I improved a lot towards the end of the year, so I am looking forward to continuing to develop with the team and see what we can achieve together and how I can personally develop further.”
 
Ane Santesteban
Date of birth: 12th December 1990 (30)
Nationality: Spanish
Joined Team BikeExchange: 2021
New Contract: 2022 & 2023
 
Top Results:
1st 2020 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana – Mountains Classification
2nd 2021 & 2020 Spanish Road Race Championships
3rd 2021 Tour Cycliste Feminin de l’Ardeche GC
7th 2020 Giro Rosa GC
9th 2018 Giro Rosa GC
1st 2013 Spanish Road Race Championships

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The ‘Joker’ Juul-Jensen commits to two more seasons with GreenEDGE Cycling – Team BikeExchange


Super domestique Chris Juul-Jensen will begin his seventh season with GreenEDGE Cycling in 2022, as he signs on for two more years, continuing to be one of the important foundations of the team’s engine room.
 
Since joining the Australian outfit back in 2016, the Danish rider has been a crucial team player, utilising his wide skillset on and off the bike, to help deliver the squad to numerous victories ranging from hilly Grand Tours stages to flat one-day races.
 
The 2018 Tour de Suisse stage winner will be a key member of the squad in 2022 as well as a role model and mentor for the younger up-and-coming riders.
 
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Juul-Jensen:
“We are happy to keep working together with Chris, a very intelligent rider who always helps the team in many different races and situations, not only while racing on his bike, but also supporting the team off the bike and delivering constructive feedback. We count on his full support and commitment to stay with GreenEDGE Cycling, his determination is what we need to continue our journey.”
 
Chris Juul-Jensen:
“It was an obvious choice for me to renew with Team BikeExchange. I have spent six fantastic years with the team surrounded by many incredible colleagues. They are what I enjoy the most on this team and what motivates me every time I pin on a number.
 
We win and lose together; we stick together always. This is what creates the passion and the hunger to go out and race hard. I can’t wait to go out and win races with the team next year.”
 
Chris Juul-Jensen
Date of Birth: 6th July 1989 (32)
Nationality: Danish
Joined GreenEDGE Cycling: 2016
New Contract: 2022 & 2023
 
Top Results:
1st Tour de Suisse stage 4 2018
1st Tour of Denmark GC 2015
2nd Japan Cup 2016
7th Strade Bianchi 2017

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Jan Maas steps up to WorldTour level with Team BikeExchange for 2022 – Team BikeExchange


25-year-old Jan Maas will join Team BikeExchange for the 2022 season, making the step up to WorldTour level having shown promising signs with consistent results throughout the 2021 season.
 
The rider from the Netherlands was a runner up in the Junior Ronde van Vlaanderen and has since gone from strength to strength, regularly delivering top-10 finishes in prestigious pro-continental level races across Europe.
 
GreenEDGE Cycling is hoping that this opportunity for Maas to step up into the WorldTour will provide him with the added support and structure needed to take a leap forward in his professional development, whilst also becoming a valuable and versatile asset for the Australian outfit in the mountains.
 
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Maas:
“I am thrilled to welcome this young and promising Dutch talent into the GreenEDGE family. I remember Jan’s second place in the Junior Ronde van Vlaanderen and he’s had a whole series of solid results in the junior and U23 categories. 

Over the years, Jan’s growth has continued, and in the last season he’s had several good results in stages races, including a 10th overall at Sazka Tour and third overall at the Tour de la Mirabelle. We very much believe that he will continue to improve, and that is why we have offered him the opportunity to join our team.”
 
Matthew White, Head Sport Director on Maas:
“Jan is coming to the team with a few years of experience, racing in the professional continental circuit. We were looking for one or two riders that were ready to step up to the WorldTour level and fill in crucial roles in supporting our climbing leaders. It is a great opportunity for Jan to step up to the WorldTour level with us and I am confident he will make the most of it and fit in well.”
 
Jan Maas:
“I’m really pleased to be joining Team BikeExchange for next year. It was really a nice surprise to know that I would be part of the team, but I was confident because I had a really good season, so I was expecting that something good could come.
 
I think Team BikeExchange is one of the best teams in the world, and during the last season, I did a few races with my future teammates, and they look solid and professional and like a family to grow up in. The latter is an essential aspect for me because I believe in the team, and I believe joining this team is the right choice and I’m sure that I will improve.
 
I’m a rider that likes climbing, undulating routes and I am sure that the team will support me in my growth. I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates and all the staff. It’s a dream come true.”

 
Jan Maas
Date of Birth: 19th February 1996 (25)
Nationality: Dutch
Joins GreenEDGE Cycling: 2022
New Contract: 2022
 
Top Results:
3rd 2021 Tour de la Mirabelle – Overall
4th 2021 Sazka Tour – stage 4
4th 2021 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste – stage 1
4th 2021 Istarsko Proljece-Istrian Spring Trophy – Overall
5th 2021 Overosterreichrundfahrt – Overall
6th 2021 Overosterreichrundfahrt – stage 2
6th 2021 Tour de Alsace – stage 3
6th 2020 Tour du Doubs

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Olympic track medallist Stewart adds strength & speed to Team BikeExchange – Team BikeExchange


Olympic Medallist Campbell Stewart makes his transition to road racing, joining the WorldTour peloton with Team BikeExchange for the 2022 & 2023 seasons.
 
The 23-year-old picked up the silver medal in the Omnium at the recent Tokyo Olympic Games, adding to his World Championship title in the event in 2019, displaying his wide-ranged skillset and sharp turn of speed on the track.
 
Stewart will be the fifth rider from New Zealand to join the Australian outfit and after his impressive results on the boards, the team is intrigued to see what he can achieve on the road given his remarkable strength and power.
 
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Stewart:
“Campbell is undoubtedly one of the world’s most extraordinary track cycling talents. His palmares speaks for itself with multiple world championship medals, plus a silver medal in the Omnium at the Tokyo Olympics. Campbell has also shown what he is capable of on the road as well, with two wins in France and a stage win in New Zealand this year.
 
Our team has always been attentive in our search for talent. For this reason, we have decided to offer him the opportunity to join our squad, confident that he will be able to continue his career as he starts to focus on the road.”

 
Campbell Stewart:
“I have been following GreenEDGE Cycling for years and I am excited to be joining. It’s an incredible opportunity for me and I will do everything possible to make it a success. Of course, I will need some time to adapt to the new environment, but I’m sure I will fit well with Team BikeExchange and the team spirit.
 
Between December and January I’ll begin to work with the staff and team members and I am really looking forward to learning as much as possible from everyone as I turn my attentions more to the road.”

 
Campbell Stewart
Date of Birth: 12th May 1998 (23)
Nationality: New Zealander
Joins GreenEDGE Cycling: 2022
New Contract: 2022 & 2023
 
Top Results:
1st 2019 World Championships Omnium
1st 2021 New Zealand Cycle Classic stage 5
1st 2020 New Zealand Cycle Classic stage 2
1st 2021 A Travers Les Hauts de France stage 2 & 3
2nd 2021 A Travers Les Hauts de France overall
2nd 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Omnium
2nd 2020 World Championships Team Pursuit
2nd 2020 World Championships Madison
2nd 2018 Commonwealth Games Points Race
2nd 2018 Commonwealth Games Scratch Race

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White on the 2022 Giro d’Italia route – Team BikeExchange

The official 2022 Giro d’Italia route was announced in its entirety today, boasting a total of 51,000 metres of climbing across the three weeks but with a noticeably lower amount of time trial kilometres compared to other editions. 

We caught up with Head Sport Director Matt White to get his take on the proposed route.

Climbing Friendly
Beginning in Budapest, Hungary with a slightly undulating 195km stage, the riders will then head on to their time trial bikes for the first of two-time trial stages on day two, a short 9.2km race against the clock, before another sprinter friendly stage on day three. 

The time trial bikes will then be put away until the final stage in Verona on the 29th of May, when they will reappear for another fairly short 17.1km individual time trial, making it the lowest number of time trial kilometres in a Giro d’Italia in the past 60-years. 

White: “By having less time trial kilometres, there will be riders who aren’t particularly strong in time trials looking at the Giro in a different way, it is a very climbing friendly route. I think we will see a few more pure climbers lining-up at the Giro next year. 

If you also look at the Tour de France, there’s around 53km of time trialling so if you are a strong time trial rider then you will be looking at the Giro route and thinking ‘well where can I make up time, I can’t use my biggest asset to take time as there’s not enough TT kilometres’.”

Over to Italy and into the mountains 
The first rest day will come on the fourth day as the peloton make their way over to Italy ready for the first mountains test. Kicking off their Italian arrival with a bang, the peloton will enjoy the first summit finish of the race on day four up Mount Etna, which should be a good warm-up for a week that is bookended by iconic climbs.

White: “Stage four is up Etna but it isn’t actually up the hardest side of Etna so I think the real race will begin in real earnest on stage seven. It isn’t a hilltop finish, but it is a tough stage and then a couple of days later finishing up Blockhaus on stage nine, that will be a stage when we really see who is here to play.

Blockhaus is a climb we’ve used many times before in the Giro. There’s no hiding, it is a hard climb around 15km long, and the last nine kilometres are really hard. There’s nearly 5,000metres of elevation climb on that stage alone, it is a huge day and will be a really important day for the general classification. I think by the end of that stage, stage nine, we will know who the contenders are.”

Backend Heavy
In traditional Giro style, the final week of the race is scattered with brutal climbs, with back-to-back tests for the general classification riders before the race concludes in Verona after a mammoth 3,410.3km of racing.

White: “This 2022 route is traditionally backend heavy. There’s three really big days in a row, stage 15 before the rest day and then stage 16 and 17, then as always, at the very end of the final week we have stage 19 which is solid and then stage 20 is a monster. Like always, the devil will be in the detail of those stages. 

In that last week, having four mountain stages and a time trial is really solid. I think the GC will be sorted before we arrive to Verona. The damage will be done early in the week and by the final time trial, people will be just looking to solidify their spots or move up some places on stages 19 and 20. Having a final time trial that short and relatively easy favours more aggressive racing earlier on, there’s not time to make up any time on a time trial of that length.

I am a big fan of the more traditional climbs, so I think having the Mortirolo back is a great. I am not a huge fan of the stages with dirt that we’ve seen over the years, I don’t like seeing people lose races from bad luck, the risk is amplified a lot when you’re on pave or dirt, so I am happy there’s not any of those types of stages and it looks like a really great and challenging route that we can look forward to.”

2022 Giro d’Italia Route

Stage 1, May 6: Budapest – Visegrád, 195km
Stage 2, May 7: Budapest – Budapest, 9.2km (ITT)
Stage 3, May 8: Kaposvár – Balatonfüred, 201km
Rest Day 1, May 9
Stage 4, May 10: Avola – Etna, 166km
Stage 5, May 11: Catania – Messina, 172km
Stage 6, May 12: Palmi – Scalea, 192km
Stage 7, May 13: Diamante – Potenza, 198km
Stage 8, May 14: Napoli – Napoli, 149km
Stage 9, May 15: Isernia – Blockhaus, 187km
Rest Day 2, May 16
Stage 10, May 17: Pescara – Jesi, 194km
Stage 11, May 18: Santarcangelo di Romagna – Reggio Emilia, 201km
Stage 12, May 19: Parma – Genova, 186km
Stage 13, May 20: Sanremo – Cuneo, 157km
Stage 14, May 21: Santena – Torino, 153km
Stage 15, May 22: Rivarolo Canavese – Cogne, 177km
Rest Day 3, May 23
Stage 16, May 24: Salò – Aprica, 200km
Stage 17, May 25: Ponte di Legno – Lavarone, 165km
Stage 18, May 26: Borgo Valsugana – Treviso, 146km
Stage 19, May 27: Marano Lagunare – Castelmonte, 178km
Stage 20, May 28: Belluno – Passo Fedaia/Marmolada, 165km
Stage 21, May 29: Verona – Verona, 17.1km (ITT)

Photo credit: Getty Images

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Young Swiss talent Alexandre Balmer enters the WorldTour with Team BikeExchange – Team BikeExchange

Former U23 Swiss Time Trial champion Alexandre Balmer will make the step up into the WorldTour peloton next season, signing a two-year neo-pro contract with Team BikeExchange.

The 21-year-old has already shown his talents across various disciplines, winning the gold medal at junior level at the Cross-Country MTB World Championships and the European MTB Championships in 2018. In the same year Balmer also took the silver medal in the Junior European Road Race before narrowly missing out on a medal at the Junior Road Race World Championships, finishing in fourth place.

The Australian outfit is pleased to be able to assist Balmer with this next step in his career and is intrigued to see what the Swiss rider can achieve given his diverse skillset and winning mindset. Balmer is aware of what it takes to make it in the WorldTour peloton having worked with former GreenEDGE rider Michael Albasini at the Swiss Cycling Federation.

Brent Copeland, General Manager on Balmer:
“With Alexandre we believe that we have signed a very talented rider for the future. He is going to be the youngest rider in our men’s roster and the first year will be all about learning how we work at GreenEDGE cycling and what the WorldTour level is all about. Time is his advantage, and we’ll make sure that he has all he needs to improve race by race.”

Alexandre Balmer:
“I have always watched the Tour de Romandie, which passes in front of my house and how my national coach, Michael Albasini, used to win stages of the race regularly. Now I am starting to realise that I will have my place in the big bus that I was fascinated by when I was younger.

Team BikeExchange was also a part of the integration of a mountain biker (Nino Schurter) into road cycling years ago and I’m proud to be able to do the same, coming from a mountain biking background.

Our first goal is to continue my development and as soon as possible, to reach the level of the best in the world on the road. I know that the team will be there to support me with road cycling and also on the project of the Olympic Games in the mountain bike discipline.”

Alexandre Balmer
Date of birth: 4th May 2000 (21)
Nationality: Swiss
Joins Team BikeExchange: 2022
New Contract: 2022 & 2023

Top Results:
1st 2021 Alpes Isere Tour – Youth Classification
1st 2020 Switzerland Time Trial Championships – U23
2nd 2021 Ronde de l’Isard stage
3rd 2021 Giro del Belvedere
5th 2019 Switzerland Time Trial Championships – U23
11th 2021 Tour de Vendee
1st 2018 European Championships XCO – Junior
1st 2018 Mountain Bike World Championships – Team Relay Cross Country
1st 2018 Mountain Bike World Championships – Men’s Olympic Cross Country – Junior
2nd 2018 UEC Road European Championships – Junior
1st 2018 Switzerland Time Trial Championships – Junior
1st 2018 Switzerland Road Race Championships – Junior
1st 2017 Switzerland Time Trial Championships – Junior

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Australian track stars Baker & Manly return to GreenEDGE Cycling for 2022 & 2023 – Team BikeExchange


Former GreenEDGE Cycling team members Georgia Baker and Alexandra Manly return to the squad as they sign on for two seasons, ready to turn their full attention to the road, after spending the previous years following their track ambitions.
 
Older and wiser, the Australian duo have high ambitions as they make their comeback to the Women’s WorldTour peloton, hoping to add extra firepower to the squad and looking to build on their past experiences of racing overseas.
 
Manly, a Team Pursuit and Points Race World Champion, previously spent five seasons with the team, while Baker, also a World Champion in the Team Pursuit event, spent one year with the squad back in 2017.
 
With this previous experience and understanding of how the Australian outfit works, the mid 20-year-olds are motivated to see what they can achieve in 2022.
 
Brent Copeland, General Manager on Baker & Manly:
“Alex and Georgia are not new to the team, Alex spent five years with GreenEDGE Cycling and Georgia was with us in 2017 and we are very happy to welcome them back into the family.

With Alex, she had other targets on the track over the last couple of years which will have helped her to improve and develop her riding characteristics in many ways. She has achieved top results in her career since the junior level and we are looking forward to seeing what she can do next year back on the road.
 
Georgia has matured as a rider over the past years on the track and we believe we will be able to help her grow even more. It’s very important for us that she already knows some of the riders and the staff members, this will facilitate her and us into this new chapter of our journey together. She has lots of track experience and her characteristics can give us different options during the year in various races.”
 
Alexandra Manly:
It’s really special to be returning to GreenEDGE Cycling with my priority focus now being on the road. I have many friends in the team already and it feels right to be returning to the team that has helped me develop over the years.
 
I will keep in touch with the track, but it won’t be what I prioritise. I am most looking forward to being back racing regularly and chasing some new goals with the girls.”
 
Georgia Baker:
“I’m really excited to be joining GreenEDGE Cycling again, I was with the team only briefly in 2017, but it actually feels like a new and fresh start.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to give back to the team and I’m looking forward to working with the girls and having a successful season together.
 
I’ll be based in Europe for the entire season and setting myself up in Girona and Andorra. I’ll be keeping in touch with the track throughout the year and will hopefully compete at the Commonwealth Games, but road will be a priority for me this year.
 
I’m honestly unsure what to expect next season, I don’t have a huge amount of experience in the Women’s WorldTour Peloton, but I’m looking forward to the new challenge and learning lots to contribute to the team success.”
 
Georgia Baker
Date of Birth: 21st September 1994 (27)
Nationality: Australian
Previously joined GreenEDGE Cycling: 2017 – 2018
New Contract: 2022 & 2023
 
Top Results:
1st Commonwealth Games Team Pursuit 2018
1st World Championship Team Pursuit 2019
5th Tokyo Olympics Team Pursuit 2021
5th Rio Olympics Team Pursuit 2016
4x National Track Champion
 
Alexandra Manly
Date of Birth: 28th February 1996 (25)
Nationality: Australian
Previously joined GreenEDGE Cycling: 2015 – 2019
New Contract: 2022 & 2023
 
Top Results:
1st U23 National Champion Road Race & ITT 2018
1st World Championships Points Race 2019
1st World Championship Team Pursuit 2019
1st Commonwealth Games Team Pursuit 2018
5th Tokyo Olympics Team Pursuit 2021
3x National Track Champion

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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

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