Six riders to follow on Strava at the 2014 Vuelta a Espana

Who to watch on Strava during the Vuelta a Espana

Dan Craven (Europcar)

Followers of the UK domestic scene will be familiar with Dan Craven, the Namibian who rode for Rapha-Condor between 2009 and 2011, and Team IG-Sigma Sport in 2012.

The 31-year-old spent the 2013 season with the Synergy Baku Cycling Project, managed by retired British pro Jeremy Hunt, and moved to the Bike Aid-Ride for Help team at the start of 2014 before securing a mid-season transfer to Europcar in May – and he will now start his first Grand Tour at the Vuelta a Espana.

Namibia’s Dan Craven, pictured ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games, joined Europcar earlier this season and will ride for the French team at the Vuelta

Craven, who is easily recognisable in the peloton thanks to his beard, last uploaded a ride to Strava at the Commonwealth Games, where he produced a fine ride to come ninth – just one of 12 finishers.

Craven’s other Strava exploits include the 2012 Desert Dash in his home country of Namibia, with the 230-mile event said to be the longest single-stage mountain bike race in the world.

Follow Dan Craven on Strava

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