One of the five races in Virginia’s high school mountain bike racing circuit was held at Miller School of Albemarle April 22, attracting teams from 8 schools. The varsity race was won by Jake King of North Garden, the younger brother of Ben King, who races as a pro for team Garmin Sharp. Ben King won the National Road Race Championship in 2010 and is on the short list to compete with the American team racing in the Tour de France this summer.
Jake King had no challenger in the race at Miller, where racers do four laps over a three and a half mile course. He has signed a scholarship to Milligan College in Tennessee, which boasts one of the nation’s top teams, and also has a pro contract with the Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team, the premier program for up-and-coming riders.