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Brentwood Native's First Tour De France

A New Hampshire native will be among the pro cyclists setting out on the Tour de France this weekend.   

Thirty year old Brentwood resident Teddy King arrived late to cycling – compared to other pros, at least.  He was already in college at Middlebury, when he took up the sport. But now, his mom Margie King says, he’s hit the big time:

Oh my gosh, yes, Teddy has raced at least two major tours in Europe, two Giro D’Italias, which are the same length, same distance, but they just don’t have the same cache that the Tour de France has.

At Exeter Cycles, owner John Gromek, says everyone in the Exeter cycling community will be watching the Tour de France with a special eye out for their guy Teddy King.  But King’s mom says she will be watching the race in person.  Even though, she says, it can be a little bit scary:

It's definitely nerve wracking, it’s probably easiest when I don’t see the hair raising corners, and steeps, up or down – especially down.

This year’s Tour de France begins Saturday, and ends July 21.