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Ben King confirms 15-year racing career to conclude at end of 2022

Ben King confirms 15-year racing career to conclude at end of 2022

Ben King of Human Powered Health (Image credit: Getty Images Sport) After 15 years in the pro peloton, and a handful more competing as a…

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Ben King of Human Powered Health (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After 15 years in the pro peloton, and a handful more competing as a top amateur, Ben King (Human Powered Health) has spent the majority of his 33 years racing bicycles. He announced Tuesday morning that the 2022 season would be his final as a professional cyclist.

“I only finalised this decision two weeks ago, so I’m still processing it,” King told Cyclingnews after he posted his news publicly to social media. “It’s sad, but also exciting… and a little scary.”

King is currently at his European base in Spain preparing to race the Tour de Suisse , June 12-21, with his Human Powered Health squad, which received one of two wildcard invitations along with Team Total Energies of France and will compete against a full lineup of WorldTour teams.

Where will he race for the final time as a pro? He wasn’t sure just yet, but looked forward to a full schedule for the year, including USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee at the end of June and the Maryland Cycling Classic on September 4 .

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