Ben King (cyclist)

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Ben King
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Personal information
Full name Benjamin King
Born (1989-03-22) March 22, 1989 (age 28)
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Dimension Data
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Rouleur, Domestique
Amateur team(s)
2004–2005 Charlottesville Racing Club
2006–2007 Hot Tubes Cycling
Professional team(s)
2008 Kelly Benefit Strategies–Medifast
2009–2010 Trek–Livestrong
2011 Team RadioShack
2012–2013 RadioShack–Nissan
2014–2016 Garmin–Sharp
2017– Team Dimension Data
Major wins

One-day races and classics

National Road Race Championships (2010)

Benjamin "Ben" King (born March 22, 1989) is an American professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Team Dimension Data.[1][2] King turned professional in 2008.[2]

Personal[edit]

Born on March 22, 1989, in Richmond, Virginia, King spent his adolescence in North Garden, Virginia, United States.[3][4] King resides in North Garden, Virginia,[5][6] and Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.[7][8] King graduated from Monticello High School, in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2007.[9][10] He attended Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, Virginia, between 2008 and 2009.[11][12][13]

Career[edit]

King rode for Kelly Benefit Strategies–Medifast, a UCI ConTeam, in 2008.[14][15] King rode with Trek–Livestrong, a UCI ConTeam, for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.[16][17]

In September 2010, he won the National Road Race Championships.[18][19] King signed with Team RadioShack, a UCI ProTeam, for the 2011 season.[18][19] King signed with RadioShack–Nissan, a UCI ProTeam, for the 2012 season.[20][21] He remained with RadioShack–Leopard the following year.[22][23]

King signed with Garmin–Sharp, a UCI ProTeam, for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.[24][25][26] In March 2015, King won Stage 1 of the Critérium International.[27][28] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.[29]

After a 2016 season in which he took stage win at the Tour of California, in September of that year Team Dimension Data confirmed that King would join them for 2017 with a role as a leader and mentor for the team's younger climbers. The move will reunite King with former Garmin team-mates Tyler Farrar, Nathan Haas and Lachlan Morton.[30]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2007
National Junior Road Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Road race
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Time trial
2009
3rd Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
8th Overall Univest Grand Prix
2010
National Road Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Road race
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Under–23 Road race
3rd Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
6th Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
7th Overall Nature Valley Grand Prix
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
Pan American Championships
9th Time trial
10th Road race
1st Jersey white.svg Youth classification Cascade Cycling Classic
2011
5th Road race, National Road Championships
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification Tour of Beijing
2013
1st Shenandoah 100
Jersey orange.svg Most Aggressive USA Pro Cycling Challenge
2014
8th GP Miguel Indurain
2015
1st Stage 1 Critérium International
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2016
1st Stage 2 Tour of California

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 53
A red jersey Vuelta a España 75 46
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Cannondale - Garmin (TCG) - USA". UCI World Tour. Aigle, Vaud: Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Ben King". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ Sue George (October 27, 2014). "Ben King hopeful for a chance to race 2015 Worlds at home". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ Barry Ryan (February 24, 2015). "2015 roads lead to Richmond for Ben King". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ Cory Mull (August 2, 2014). "Albemarle's Ben King reflects on Tour de France feat". News Leader. Tysons Corner, Virginia: Gannett Company, Inc. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ashley Halsey III (January 30, 2015). "What you should know about the UCI Road World Championships". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C.: Nash Holdings LLC. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ Barry Ryan (December 9, 2011). "King looking to continue progress with RadioShack-Nissan-Trek". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ Andrew Hood (April 28, 2014). "Q&A with Ben King: a 'work in progress' hunting an opportunity". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Former Virginia Tech student places 53rd in Tour de France". DNFBJ. South Bend, Indiana: Schurz Communications, Inc. July 28, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  10. ^ Cory Mull (July 18, 2014). "King heading for first Tour de France". News Leader. Tysons Corner, Virginia: Gannett Company, Inc. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  11. ^ Cody Owens (November 14, 2011). "The King of the road". College Times. Blacksburg, Virginia: College Media Solutions, Inc. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ "King steps up in the ranks". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. January 9, 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ Sierra Fink (July 14, 2014). "Ben King Tells of Craziness of His First Tour de France". Athletes in Action. Orlando, Florida: Cru. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  14. ^ Susan Westemeyer (December 15, 2011). "Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast adds five for 2008". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  15. ^ Neal Rogers (February 2, 2008). "Road Warriors: Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast prepares for California debut". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Trek-Livestrong strengthens in Solvang". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. January 20, 2010. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Continental team rosters for 2010". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. December 24, 2010. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  18. ^ a b Kirsten Frattini (September 19, 2010). "USA Cycling Professional Championships 2010". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  19. ^ 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. 
  20. ^ "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. December 5, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  21. ^ Sue George (December 6, 2011). "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek finalizes 2012 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  22. ^ Andrew Hood (November 5, 2012). "Daniele Bennati leaving RadioShack-Nissan for Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  23. ^ Xylon van Eyck (November 7, 2012). "RadioShack-Nissan roster taking shape for 2013, Frank Schleck remains on board for now". VeloNation. Chevy Chase, Maryland: VeloNation LLC. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  24. ^ Brian Holcombe (September 12, 2013). "Garmin set for dramatic overhaul in 2014". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  25. ^ Nigel Wynn (September 13, 2013). "Ben King signs to Garmin for 2014". Cycling Weekly. London, England: IPC Media. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  26. ^ Pat Malach (July 1, 2014). "Q&A: Ben King looks forward to his debut Tour de France". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Criterium International stage 1: Ben King wins Cannondale's first race of 2015". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. March 28, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Ben King opens Criterium International with victory". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. March 28, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  30. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (29 September 2016). "King, Thwaites and Morton join Dimension Data for 2017". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

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