Born in Richmond and raised near Charlottesville, pro road cyclist Ben King has long used the rising and falling Blue Ridge roads of his home state to his full benefit. The home-court advantage became most apparent upon King’s first-place finish in the 2013 Shenandoah Mountain 100, a 100-mile endurance mountain bike race he had never attempted before.
The 26-year-old rider has racked up an impressive slate of wins on the world stage since he turned pro in 2008. In 2010, he placed first in the U.S. National Road Race Championships, and he won the Stage Seven and final orange jersey at the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge for being the most aggressive racer In 2015, he won Stage One of the Crit_rium International and placed second in the U.S. National Time Trial Championships his best-ever placement at that event.
King currently rides for the Cannondale-Garmin UCI Pro team, often riding in a support role to help put his premier teammate in the best position for success. As of January this year, he is out recovering from a broken fibula and looking forward to getting back on the road.