Ben King (cyclist)

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Ben King
Ben King, Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 2012 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Benjamin King
Born (1989-03-22) March 22, 1989 (age 25)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Garmin-Sharp
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Domestique
Amateur team(s)
2004–2005
2006–2007
Charlottesville Racing Club
Hot Tubes Cycling
Professional team(s)
2008
2009–2010
2011
2012–2013
2014–
Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast
Trek-Livestrong
Team RadioShack
RadioShack-Nissan
Garmin-Sharp
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2010)
Infobox last updated on
January 22, 2014

Benjamin "Ben" King (born March 22, 1989) is an American professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Garmin-Sharp.[1][2] In 2010, he won the National Road Race Championships.[3] King signed with Team RadioShack for the 2011 season.[3][4] In 2012, King moved with several other riders to the former Leopard Trek team, to form RadioShack-Nissan.[5][6] Following the 2013 season, King left RadioShack-Leopard and signed with Garmin-Sharp for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.[7][8][9] Born in Richmond, Virginia, King spent his adolescence in North Garden, Virginia, United States.[1] King currently resides in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

Sources:[10][11][12]

2007
1st, MaillotUSA.PNG National Junior Road Race Championships
1st, MaillotUSA.PNG National Junior Time Trial Championships
2008
8th, National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
9th, National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2009
3rd, National Under-23 Road Race Championships
8th, Overall, Univest Grand Prix
2010
1st, MaillotUSA.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st, MaillotUSA.PNG National Under-23 Road Race Championships
3rd, Overall, Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
6th, Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
7th, Overall, Nature Valley Grand Prix
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
7th, National Time Trial Championships
9th, Pan American Individual Time Trial Championships
10th, Pan American Road Race Championships
14th, Overall, Cascade Cycling Classic
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2011
5th, National Road Race Championships
8th, National Time Trial Championships
12th, Overall, Tour of Beijing
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2012
9th, National Time Trial Championships
10th, National Road Race Championships
2013
1st, Orange Jersey Most Aggressive, USA Pro Cycling Challenge
2014
8th, GP Miguel Indurain

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Profile of Ben King". Garmin-Sharp (Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC). January 1, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Garmin-Sharp (GRS) – USA". UCI World Tour (Aigle, Vaud: Union Cycliste Internationale). Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Brian Holcombe (September 19, 2010). "Ben King soloes to U.S. pro road title and a Trek-Livestrong sweep in Greenville". VeloNews (San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ Sprint Finish (August 20, 2012). "Ben King (RadioShack-Nissan-Trek) speaks to us from the USA Pro Challenge". Cycling Illustrated (Reston, Virginia: Cycling Illustrated, Inc.). Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews (San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc.). December 5, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ Sue George (December 6, 2011). "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek finalizes 2012 roster". Cyclingnews.com (Bath, England: Future plc). Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ Matthew Beaudin (September 24, 2013). "Garmin set for dramatic overhaul in 2014". VeloNews (San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Team Garmin-Sharp adds American Ben King". Garmin-Sharp (Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC). September 12, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ Nigel Wynn (September 13, 3013). "Ben King signs to Garmin for 2014". Cycling Weekly (London, England: IPC Media). Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Benjamin King at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Benjamin King at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Benjamin King at USA Cycling". USA Cycling. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
George Hincapie
USA National Road Race Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Matthew Busche