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Your chance to own Lawson Craddock's Tour de France bike, and donate to charity at the same time

Joe Robinson
3 Aug 2018

Dorel Sports put Craddock's Cannondale up for auction with proceeds going to Alkek Velodrome

Lawson Craddock (EF-Drapac) was the hero of the 2018 Tour de France, riding the entire race with a broken scapula while raising over $200,000 for his local velodrome in the process. Now, you can buy his Tour bike as Dorel Sports auctions his race machine to further the fundraising.

Craddock's Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-MOD Evo is available on auction site 32.auctions.com with bids ending on 13th August at 5:00pm.

The fundraising target of $5,000 has already been surpassed with a $7,400 bid.

The bike up for grabs was Craddock's primary racing bike for 12 of the 21 stages including Stage 9 over the Roubaix cobbles and Stage 12 to Alpe d'Huez.

It's a size 52cm frame and comes complete with Craddock's signature and his Tour de France number 13 race plate.

After crashing on Stage 1 of the Tour, breaking his scapula, Craddock pledged to donate $100 for every Tour stage he completed to the Alkek Velodrome, Houston which was partly demolished by Hurrican Harvey last August.

The Texan asked his social media followers to support his fundraising efforts throughout the Tour. Battling through as the last placed 'Lanterne Rouge' for each stage, Craddock eventually reached Paris having raised $195,000.

In the auction post, Dorel Sports - owner of Cannondale bikes - commented on the reason for the sale.

'All proceeds from this auction will go directly towards the Alkek Velodrome campaign, which is where Lawson first got into cycling.

'The outdoor concrete velodrome has suffered during the Texas heat waves, and especially by Hurricane Harvey in September of 2017.

'Please help them rebuild the track and support the next generation of cycling! Everything and anything helps and is greatly appreciated.'

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