Houston Cyclist Joins NL Pro Tour Team

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Pro Tour team Argos-Shimano has announced on Thursday that it has signed Houston cyclist Lawson Craddock for next season.

Lawson Craddock at the 2012 Amgen Tour of California
Photo by Lawson Craddock
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Craddock, who is completing his third season with the Under-23 Bontrager Cycling Team, is now sporting the best young rider jersey in the USA Pro Tour Challenge in Colorado and ranks fifth in the general classification.

The junior is known as a time-trialist, earning a double finish in the top three in the world championships. This year, Craddock, who finished no. 8 in the Amgen Tour of California, has surfaced as a versatile threat.

The 21-year-old cyclist and Chad Haga signed a two-year deal with the team and are expected to start on January 1, 2014.