Houston’s Lawson Craddock competing in Tour de France

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The Tour de France is the biggest bike race in the world, and a young Houston man is gearing up!

Step aside Lance Armstrong, another Texan is on the 'start list!'

Lawson Craddock Source: Facebook

Lawson Craddock is the second Texan, other than Armstrong to start the race.

He's excited to be in the Tour, and tells us, by phone, "It's really cool being there, seeing so much history from World War II, and our big brothers -- where they fought and died for our freedom.  It's really cool to be here.  It's a really unique opportunity as well."

The Tour de France is a grueling 2,200 mile long race, that goes on for 21 days.  Cyclists make their way through the European countryside, and finish up on the Champ Elysees in Paris, July 24, 2016.

Lance Armstrong is one of the few Americans to have finished the tour, and even has seven titles, but he was eventually stripped of them-- for doping.

Craddock tells NewsFix, "It's really awesome to be flying the Texas flag here, at the Tour de France and I'm really motivated to do us proud!"

Craddock will be a member of the Cannondale Pro Cycling team - so show him some hometown support, and cheer him on.