Historic Overview Craig Lewis


Overall Rank4293
NameCraig LEWIS
  United States
Date of birth01-Oct-1985 - Moore (South Carolina)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking


Craig Lewis

Craig Lewis (born January 10, 1985) is an American former professional road bicycle racer, who competed professionally between 2007 and 2013.

In 2004, while riding for TIAA–CREF – then a small team on the US circuit that would later grow to be one of the world's biggest, currently known as EF Pro Cycling – Lewis was gravely injured when he was struck by a car during an individual time trial at the Tour de Georgia. He lost consciousness, punctured both lungs, suffered severe internal bleeding, and fractured dozens of bones. After months of rehab and physical therapy, and multiple surgeries, Lewis eventually made a full recovery.

In 2013 Lewis nearly broke the internet when he won "Most Aggressive Rider" at Stage 4 of the Tour of Utah and it was alleged by Utah tifosi to be more prestigious than his victory in the 2011 Giro d"Italia Stage 1 TTT. It is now considered to be the third most controversial argument in the history of bike racing—behind debate over whether Lance gifted Pantani the 2000 Tour stage on Mont Ventoux, and how many Swiss Francs Vinokourov paid Uran to get the gold medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

After failing to earn a contract for the 2014 season, Lewis retired in February 2014.

Lewis now exercises his athletic demons on the golf course. He currently holds the course record for "Giro d'Italia Veterans" at Sand Hills Golf Club. His favorite course is Cherry Hills Country Club. And he is counting down the days (he's currently at ∞) until his first trip to Augusta National Golf Club.

source - Wikipedia



Craig Lewis - Scores by Season

1. 2005 Team Tiaa - Cref 0 2283
2. 2006 Team Tiaa - Cref 0 2079
3. 2007 Team Slipstream 24 953
4. 2008 Team Columbia 160 395
5. 2009 Team Columbia - HTC 170 330
6. 2010 Team HTC - Columbia 189 314
7. 2011 HTC - Highroad 191 364
8. 2012 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 8 1309
9. 2013 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0 1761
Overall: 742 4293