Eating disorders and pro cycling: American rider Ben King reveals battle with bulimia (video)

Now riding for Dimension Data, Ben King reveals how he suffered from bulimia as a teenager

Ben King at the 2016 Vuelta a España

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Weight is an obsession of almost all professional cyclists, but is an obsession that can sometimes end up going go far, as was the case for Dimension Data rider Ben King, who has opened up for the first time about his struggle with bulimia.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.