Fan Club (Cobble Goblins Edition): Lawson Craddock
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I Eleven Questions with Lawson Craddock
I would say winning Liège–Bastogne–Liège. It’s a race that has so much history and is one of the hardest races in the world. To win there you truly have to be one of the strongest riders in the world.
Looking back, the first time I remember watching LBL on TV was when Andy Schleck soloed 40 kms to the win back in 2009. I remember being blown away by how he just motored away from everyone to win in such dominating fashion.
Without a doubt it’s La Redoute. I’ve ridden it a couple of times in the U23 race and it’s a brutal climb. The atmosphere is also absolutely incredible with so many fans out there cheering you on.
That’s a great question. It seems kind of redundant that we ride our bikes from one city to another, and then turn around and head back. But that’s just cycling as a whole I guess! It definitely would make a lot more sense, but I guess that’s what makes the victory that much better.
Liège–Bastogne–Liège is so long that you could condense an entire season of football playing time into that one race.
I would say my favorite part of the early season races in Belgium are the post-race frites. Nothing helps the brain like classic Belgian Frites with Samurai Sauce. Least favorite is without a doubt the weather. But I guess that’s why Belgium has such good frites in the first place…
For me it’s been the price of a wedding venue. It’s made me want to buy a piece of land in the middle of nowhere, put up a rusty shack, and start charging people an arm and a leg to start their life there.
I really wanted to register for a sweet new sound system and TV, but I guess that’s not really how wedding registry works… but I did make sure to zap a couple of really expensive kitchen products.
I’m not sure where you get your information, but last I counted I was up to 373 Strava KOMs. Not quite sure where that would put me, but I would rate myself between a Strava King and a Strava Legend.
Nothing to discuss
I laugh every time I see that tattoo on him. I think it resembles perfectly. Just a laid back bro going through life on two wheels.
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