Break out the syrup, it’s Ted King!

VeloVoices popped up at the recent Trofeo Laigueglia to pose a few quick questions to one of our favourite riders – Ted “Maple Syrup” King – where, of course, we talked about maple syrup!

ShereeYou’re cooking dinner, what are we eating?

Ted: Man, is it a race day? I enjoy simple things. I’ll cook a nice steak  with lots of great vegetables and a gorgeous salad.

Sheree: Probably better for my waistline! But I don’t let on to Ted I’m secretly disappointed we’re not having New England lobster and a dessert featuring oodles of maple syrup.

What would you have been if you hadn’t become a professional bike racer?

Ted: Since I’ve been six years old, I’ve wanted to be an entrepreneur. I wanted to start a business but I’ve no idea what I wanted it to be.

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Ted in action at Trofeo Laigueglia (Image: Sheree Whatley)

Sheree: I reckon you’re on track to achieve that with Untapped Maple Syrup. Which is your least favourite race and why?

Ted: I don’t have one. I love them all.

Sheree: Describe yourself in five words?

Ted: Ted King is the man! That’s five words. Okay – fun, calculated, educated, athletic and tall.

Sheree: Who, in your opinion, is the funniest rider in the professional peloton?

Ted: I’m going to go with Joe [Dombrowski] who’s unintentionally hilarious.

Sheree: I just knew you two would bond over your love of checked (plaid) shirts!

That’s not all folks. Stick around, we’ll shortly be publishing our full, no holds barred interview with Ted. Meanwhile, you can check out his website and follow him on Twitter.


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