Four Americans to headline EF Education First at Tour of California
May 09 2018 09:49 pm CET

Four Americans to headline EF Education First at Tour of California
Four Americans to headline EF Education First at Tour of California
EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale

EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale has announced its line-up for the upcoming Tour of California, with four American riders ready to race in front of a home crowd.

Lawson Craddock is one of the four Americans, and is looking forward to what he considers a "home race".

"I did it for the first time in 2012 with what is now Hagens Berman Axeon and have returned every year since then," he said.

"We’ve got a well-balanced team for this year’s race. Dan will have a lot of support in the sprints and can be a deciding factor in the fastest finishes. We’ve also got a great crew to race aggressively and look for opportunities to animate the race. As far as the GC is concerned, a guy like Dani Martinez has shown that he is one of the top climbers in the peloton. I’m looking forward to ripping up Gibraltar with him and then giving it a good go in the TT."

Last year, in what was the first edition of the Tour of California as a WorldTour race, the American formation secured one stage win and third place in the final classification with Andrew Talansky.

The complete EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale line-up for the Tour of California (May 13-19):

Simon Clarke (AUS)
Lawson Craddock (USA)
Alex Howes (USA)
Dani Martinez (COL)
Dan McLay (GBR)
Logan Owen (USA)
Taylor Phinney (USA)




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