Ted King is My Sentimental Favorite in the 2014 Tour de France

Ted King

During last year's Tour de France, I said that Ted King Should Still Be Riding in the Tour de France because he was eliminated after finishing Stage 4 7.6 seconds slower than the required time. King separated his shoulder in last year's Stage 1, managed to finish Stages 2 and 3 under the time limit, but was eliminated in one of the fastest team time trials in Tour de France history.

This year Ted King is back riding for Cannondale Pro Cycling, and supporting team leader Peter Sagan who is a sprinter and one of the leading contenders for the Green Jersey.

Another reason for me to root for Ted King is that he graduated from Middlebury College, Kathleen's alma mater.

It's a virtual certainty that one of the favorites will win the General Classification, such as Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, or Alberto Contador. But, we'd love to see Ted King finish the race in Paris, and ride as high in the G.C. as he can.