Historic Overview 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 Education First – 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.