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Old 09-20-10, 11:09 AM   #1
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Ben King.

Did I miss the thread, or is nobody keen on discussion what was an incredible victory yesterday?
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our district RR was so hard that the us national elite AND pro champion couldnt get himself onto the podium! take that california our racing is so hard blah, blah, blahs.
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+ eleven million... seems like nobody is aware or they just don't understand what an epic ride that was.

Kurt Stockton called it: it's a changing of the guard in US Pro cycling. Levi, Lance, Horner, Hincapie are on the way out. Phinney, King, and a few others are on the way in.
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+ eleven million... seems like nobody is aware or they just don't understand what an epic ride that was.

Kurt Stockton called it: it's a changing of the guard in US Pro cycling. Levi, Lance, Horner, Hincapie are on the way out. Phinney, King, and a few others are on the way in.
or they just don't care
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or they just don't care
keep in mind we are talking about bike racers. is there a more OCD sport?
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+ eleven million... seems like nobody is aware or they just don't understand what an epic ride that was.

Kurt Stockton called it: it's a changing of the guard in US Pro cycling. Levi, Lance, Horner, Hincapie are on the way out. Phinney, King, and a few others are on the way in.
You're about to have your Texas citizenship revoked due to a glaring omission.

Kid won all 3 junior road titles this year.
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Old 09-20-10, 11:21 AM   #7
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Granted I'm not the most astute follower of professional bike racing, but before yesterday, I'd heard the name "Ben King" maybe 3 times. Who is that guy, and what else do we need to know about him?
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New U23 champ & new US Road Race champ. Basically, he earned the right to wear the Stars & Stripes jersey for the next year.

He soloed away w/ 40 miles to go & TT'ed his way FTW. Pretty damned remarkable I say.
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Too bad they moved the USPro championship to May, 2011. Giving him all of 8 months to wear the jersey.
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it's a good move. Currently the USPro conflicts with the Vuelta and the Worlds, and happens so late in the season that a lot of riders are probably spent.

Philly was in June.
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it's a changing of the guard in US Pro cycling. Levi, Lance, Horner, Hincapie are on the way out. Phinney, King, and a few others are on the way in.
+ teejay
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Old 09-20-10, 02:21 PM   #12
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I wish I was Ben King. It's not fair.
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+ eleven million... seems like nobody is aware or they just don't understand what an epic ride that was.

Kurt Stockton called it: it's a changing of the guard in US Pro cycling. Levi, Lance, Horner, Hincapie are on the way out. Phinney, King, and a few others are on the way in.
Sounds good to me
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I think King would have been brought back if Levi and Chris H. got involved with the chase. At the same time, I also think it was very professional of them that they didn't want to chase a rider from their development team. I don't think you will find too many pros that would be willing to do that these days.

Anyways, great ride and victory by King.
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I wish I was Ben King. It's not fair.
Get a lawyer, pay a few $$, and get your name changed
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AMERICA!!! F*** YEAH!

Nice to see a lot of up and coming young folks (jr, U23). I really get discouraged with the amount of jrs and guys under 25yrs old that show up to races and ride locally. I would love to get a real good jr program going here. It would be amazing to see the young kids move to the ranks of Teejay, Taylor, etc. Unfortunately most kids these days would rather paly PS3.
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I think King would have been brought back if Levi and Chris H. got involved with the chase. At the same time, I also think it was very professional of them that they didn't want to chase a rider from their development team. I don't think you will find too many pros that would be willing to do that these days.

Anyways, great ride and victory by King.
He stated on Velonews that he will be riding for Radioshack next year. but didnt announce it until after the race. Probably levi/horner already new this and so essentially they would have been bring back a 'teammate'
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I really get discouraged with the amount of jrs and guys under 25yrs old that show up to races and ride locally. I would love to get a real good jr program going here. It would be amazing to see the young kids move to the ranks of Teejay, Taylor, etc. Unfortunately most kids these days would rather paly PS3.
Out here one of the most active race teams (Escape Velocity) runs a program for Jr's with coaching, free race entry (because EV runs most of the races) & the works for the cost of team kit so there's plenty of U23's at the local races. At the TT's there were a few U12's too

I have no idea how they started but it seems pretty successful, so it's doable.
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Go Hokies. That is all.
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I posted up in the Pro Race section. Impressive rides by Phinney for the TT and King for the RR. My dad was on Paris Mountain on the route and watched the race from there, he said it was awesome.
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nah, this belongs in the 33.
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Old 09-20-10, 10:10 PM   #23
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You're about to have your Texas citizenship revoked due to a glaring omission.

Kid won all 3 junior road titles this year.
Yeah but I don't get too excited till they turn senior. I've seen too many next big things who went nowhere after age 21.
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Yeah but I don't get too excited till they turn senior. I've seen too many next big things who went nowhere after age 21.
I'm there with you, but knowing some of the folks around him and watching his race craft and demeanor, I'm pretty impressed.
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There was no chase. Everybody was treating to race like a sunday afternoon social ride until the last lap when there was some attacks but still no organized chase effort on the flats. The break had like 4 minutes 5 miles into the race.
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