About

ted_king

Contact:

heistedking at gmail dot com

Biography

  • Birthday: 01.31.1983
  • American home base: Varies from New Hampshire to Colorado to North Carolina to California depending on the season and my mood.
  • European home base: Girona, Spain
  • First year professional: 2006
  • First year European professional: 2009
  • Previous teams: 2002 Bath BikeMan, 2003-2005 Louis Garneau, 2005 U23 National Team, 2006-2007 Priority Health, 2008 Bissell, 2009-2010 Cervelo TestTeam, 2011-2012 Liquigas-Cannondale, 2013-present Cannondale Pro Cycling
  • First bikes: Cannondale R500 CAAD 3 (road), Cannondale Super V 500 (mountain), Cannondale Cyclocross (cyclocross. Obviously)
  • Education: Middlebury College, graduated 2005, economics
  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 73kg
  • Family: An amazing mom and dad plus an awesome brother, Robbie
  • Favorite food: Pumpkin rocks my world. Quick series of examples: pumpkin pie, baked pumpkin drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Try it pureed and used as the sauce to a pizza. Now that’s good.Plus maple syrup. Quick and simple and from a tree, the way life intended.

Bike information

IMAG0327

Media

Results

-2102:

  • 6th most winning racer in the entire pro peloton (that is, being in races where my teammate wins the race)
  • Took home the title of Vermont 50 again

-2011:

  • USA Pro National Championships, 3rd
  • 2011 BDiPC Road Race World Championships, Popularity
  • Vermont 50

-2010:

  • Giro d’Italia, final GC 114th
  • Vuelta a Castilla y Leon stage 1, 10th
  • Housatonic Hills, 1st
  • Green Mountain Stage Race stage 1, 1st

-2009:

  • Crusher of the Giro d’Italia (I use the word “crusher” to mean I finished the three week race in 111th while riding Carlos Sastre into 3rd)
  • Vuelta a Burgos (Spain), Sprint jersey stage 2
  • Michael Schott Memorial Marblehead Circuit Race, 1st
  • Lake Auburn Road Race, 1st
  • Boston Mayor’s Criterium, 4th… but if I were a bit smarter and raced again, I’d win.

-2008:

  • Ranked 2nd overall in North American individual standings. 1st American.
  • Hanes Park Criterium, 1st
  • Stage win, Joe Martin Stage Race
  • Tour of the Hilltowns, 1st
  • Tour of Georgia, KOM jersey, stage 4
  • Fitchburg Cycling Classic GC, 3rd place.

More than just a bike rider

-Books:

  • Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  • Empire Falls – Richard Russo
  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded – Thomas Friedman
  • Pretty much anything by Bill Bryson
  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy

-Movies:

  • Aspen Extreme
  • Blood Diamond
  • Christmas Vacation
  • The Departed
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • The Royal Tanenbaums

-Things to do:

  • Put out the vibe.
  • Read.
  • Write, write, write.
  • Cook. In particular, I like to bake. Some say that isn’t manly, but it’s a true man who can admit that. If you disagree, I’ll whip up an extraordinarily hot souffle and throw it in your face.
  • Continue putting out the vibe.