Benjamin King wins U.S. road title
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What transpired this weekend at the U.S. national road cycling championships wasn't so much a changing of the guard as a non-violent coup d'état. Taylor Phinney and Ben King overthrew their elders in two extraordinary races, writes ESPN.com's Bonnie D. Ford. Blog
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Benjamin King won the USA Cycling Professional Road Race Championship on Sunday to become the youngest winner in the 25-year history of the event.
The 21-year-old rider from North Garden, Va., the first winner under the age of 23 in the 110-mile race, finished in 4 hours, 44 minutes, 56.9 seconds for the Trek-Livestrong team.
Alex Candelario of Reno, Nev., was second in 4:46:30.9, followed by Kiel Reijnen in 4:46:31.0.
Hometown favorite George Hincapie, last year's national champion was fifth, and Tour de France stage winner Levi Leipheimer finished 20th.
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