Ben King

We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. - Romans 5:3-4

Height
6' 0"
Birthdate
03.22.89
Pro since
2011
Specialty
Breakaways / All-rounder
Residence
Lucca, Italy
Hometown
Charlottesville, VA
What inspires you to ride?
My dad. When I was 13 he took me on my first road ride. It was and still is a bonding activity for us. I also love the freedom and adventure that it enables right out the door.
Racing obstacle you overcame?
Broken bones. Overtraining.
Favorite cheat meal?
Is it cheating if I burn enough calories on my ride? My cheats are gelato and chocolate.
Favorite healthy meal or snack?
Venison steak and sweet potatoes.
Tip for staying healthy?
Rest, recovery, and sleep.
What motivates you to ride?
I’m competitive with myself, to be better and stronger every day. I love exploring new roads and trails. I love to be part of a team and make valuable contributions towards a common goal. I want to inspire others and use my platform to make positive change in the world.

Stories with Ben

Race Report
Ben King of the Mountains
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Chrétien hits out for KOM jersey in the City of Bridges
Race Preview
This isn’t Italy, this is Sicily
Race Report
King keeps firing in Portugal, takes second on stage 7
Race Report
Ben King claims solo victory in Portugal
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Zukowsky takes KOM at Suisse
Feature
Proper nutrition tips from the pros