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Cannondale's retirment gift to Ted King - a gorgeous, powder coated Super Six Evo

32-year-old American bows out of pro peliton after five seasons riding US brand's bikes...

Ted King has been given a rather spectacular present to mark his retirement from the pro peloton at the age of 32 – not a gold watch, but a Cannondale Super Six Evo with a rather gorgeous powder-coated custom paint job.

The popular American rider has raced the US brand’s bikes for the past five seasons since joining Liquigas-Cannondale in 2011, and when it folded last year moved to Cannondale-Garmin for his final season.

He hit the headlines during his debut Tour de France in 2013 when he was disqualified after finishing seven seconds outside the time limit on the Stage 4 team time trial in Nice.

King rode that day with a separated shoulder, forcing him to use a road rather than time trial bike, and many believed that in the circumstances the commissaires should have exercised their discretion.

Known for his quirky sense of humour – King sells a range of products under the I Am Not Ted King strapline with much of the proceeds going to charity – he rode the bike in his King Challenge sportive today in the spectacular Fall scenery of New Hampshire.


Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Gkam84 | 8 years ago

Nice bike, but he wanted a Lexus didn't he? I remember seeing a video from America at his last race, asking if there was a car for a retiring rider

Iamnot Wiggins | 8 years ago

Nothing like retiring from the pro PELITON is there.  FFS...

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