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Good luck. It's an immense feat.
52 kph to 0 kph depressingly rapidly. Best of luck with your shoulder!
So awesome to get to follow your Tour rides! Good luck! :D
Hope recovery goes well, that looked brutal.
We are pulling for you!
Can't imagine getting back on the bike after that crash, hope you finish this TTT before the elimination time. Best of luck Ted
Tough day... Hang in there.
Nice is not so nice. :-(
We can only imagine the heartbreak. Only our best wishes for a quick recovery of the shoulder to start working towards Colorado. You are very tough to hang in there.
Really hope they let you start tomorrow Ted. You deserve to be in it. Fingers Crossed!!
Thank you for sharing your rides with all of us!!
Bummer on the shoulder, hope you get to ride tomorrow!
Tough call Ted - was really pulling for you. Look to next year!
Brutal news re the 7 seconds. I hope they let you start tomorrow!!!!
Dude just saw what the jury did. THAT SUCKS!!!!!!!
Man I hope The jury let you start tomorrow. Bad news. I don't think it helps that LA is commenting about it. Best wishes Ted!!
Big guy, really hope you get back in for tomorrow. Great effort today.
You will fight again Ted! Hang in there.
You're stronger than this ted. Rest, and come back at vuelta or other tour. You can do it!
Valiant effort Ted, one to be proud of. You will return!
Live to ride another day!
Bugger, just read this. Tough man Ted. Better luck next year:
And Cannondale’s Ted King was shafted by the race officials (governed by the UCI, not ASO), being eliminated from the race for not making the time cut, even though it’s unclear what was being used for timing since King didn’t have a timing chip on his bike.
King crashed on stage 1 and separated his shoulder and at the last moment chose to ride a standard road bike for the TTT because of the discomfort. He was obviously dropped but continued to ride alone and apparently missed the official time cut by seven seconds (he still pushed 365 watts over 32 minutes).
Truly a rubbish decision on the part of the UCI! Heal quickly, Ted.
totally gutted for you. Heal quickly Ted.
Considering the officials were partially to blame for the crash, I hope they let you continue. Tour De France needs legends like you.
Absolutely disgusting treatment by officials, monumental effort over the TTT by you Ted. You are an absolute legend.
What a legend mate....true champion....
Ted, you are one of my heroes! LTR!!
Hang in there Ted, you represent the best of US cycling on and off the bike.
Stay tough! I feel for you, come back and kick ass in Colorado! The Tour is never fair.
Fight hard Ted. Head high and get'em next year. We're rooting for you!
You did great Ted despite it all! Amazing!
Ted! I remember you gave me a hi5 here in Boston after a race. Out of this experience of LeTour, many success stories start in situations like these,
This would fuel up your spirit and you'll come back to race on fire, to claim great performances and victories. You are already a champion!
Sorry to hear of your DQ from the tour. Certainly doesn't seem well-justified to me.
Ted! Your DQ isn't sitting well with me, you should still be there! All the best with your recovery! That decision was BS!!
Hang in there buddy - we are all on your side.... You had it tough and deserve to be there for sure.. On the bright side.. you are all the talk to the tour de France..
Thanks for letting us follow. Get well soon and get back out there when you're ready.
Hold your head up, I've got a feeling this won't be your last TDF. Myself and countless others are living vicariously through you...
I will use your experience as inspiration on all my rides. If Ted wont quit neither will I!
That sucks big time, but all your peers and fans are with you! Give them hell on your next race!
Ted! BS decision but you are an inspiration as a fighter; impressive effort. You will come back even stronger and kill it next year. In the meantime heal and just keep on going...
Sorry to see this. It's a shame, but hopefully you can come back next year and tear it up.
Sincere bummer man. Keep it spinning.
My guess is that if your last name was more French sounding, you wouldn't be out of the tour now. Keep goin'!