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Ben King to retire at the end of 2022

Ben King to retire at the end of 2022

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Ben King has announced that he will retire from professional cycling at the end of the 2022 season.

The 33-year-old broke the news on his Instagram account Tuesday, confirming that he would hang up his wheels after a 15-year career at the top of the sport.

King came through the ranks as a talented youngster at Kelly Benefits before moving to the Trek-Livestrong team in 2009. He spent two years on the American development squad alongside Taylor Phinney and Alex Dowsett before graduating to the RadioShack-Nissan team at the start of 2011.

Periods at Garmin Sharp and Dimension Data followed before the American dropped down to the second tier of the sport with Rally Cycling, with the team becoming Human Powered Health at the start of 2022. The team shares roots with the Kelly Benefits squad that King first started out with.

Also read: Ben King is headed to Rally Cycling for 2021. Here’s why

“After 15 years as a professional cyclist, I’ve decided that 2022 will be my last season. I came into this sport as a scrawny homeschooled kid from the Blue Ridge Mountains. It feels like yesterday that my dad and I were filling up our slushees at 7-11 after Tuesday night worlds, or that I was lost in Belgium before head units with maps existed. I could never have imagined […]

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