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News 88.7 Catches Up With Tour de France Cyclist Lawson Craddock

Lawson Craddock, a Houston cyclist has gained attention at the Tour De France after he crashed during the first stage of the famed cycling race

During Craddock’s first stage of the famed cycling race wound up badly cut and with a fractured shoulder blade.

A Houston cyclist has gained attention at the Tour de France after he crashed during the first stage of the famed cycling race, and wound up badly cut and with a fractured shoulder blade. Instead of giving up, Lawson Craddock announced that, for each stage of the race he completes, he’ll donate $100 towards the Alkek Velodrome in West Houston, where he used to train.

The facility was damaged during Harvey. Craddock also set up a GoFundMe page to raise matching donations – and on Wednesday, it eclipsed $100,000. The money will go towards bicycles and other equipment at the Velodrome. Despite the injuries, and racing in last place, Craddock has already outlasted the leader of his racing team.

In the above audio, News 88.7’s Florian Martin talks with Craddock on the phone from France on Thursday (July 19), after he completed the grueling 12th stage of the race.

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