18 Apr

Olympic great Sir Chris Hoy confirms his retirement

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy has announced his retirement from cycling at the age of 37 reports BBC Sport

Hoy, who won two events at London 2012, also secured 11 world titles during a glittering 19-year career.

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Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrates after setting a new world record and winning gold in the Men’s Team Sprint Track Cycling final at the London 2012 Olympic Games

3 Aug

Sir Chris Hoy proud to delight Olympic home crowd

Sir Chris Hoy expressed his “immense pride” at becoming an Olympic champion for the fifth time following his victory in the team sprint on Thursday reports BBC Sport.

A superb final lap helped Great Britain win gold in a world record time.

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Sir Chris Hoy sets a new world record in the Men’s Team Sprint Track Cycling semi-final at the London 2012 Olympic Games

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8 Apr

Sir Chris Hoy wins audacious World Track keirin gold

Sir Chris Hoy won the men’s keirin world title with a phenomenal last-ditch move in the home straight at the World Track Cycling in Melbourne reports BBC Sport.

Hoy fought his way between New Zealand’s Simon van Velthooven and eventual silver medallist Maximilian Levy of Germany to grab the gold medal.
The electrifying victory installs Hoy as the clear favourite for the Olympic gold, while Jason Kenny won bronze.

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Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrates after winning the Men’s Keirin final during the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

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21 Feb

British pursuit team power to gold at World Cup

Britain’s pursuit team powered to gold with a dominant display at the World Cup in Manchester reports BBC Sport.
The line-up of Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas, Ed Clancy and Steven Burke put on a show to beat New Zealand, going 2.124 seconds off the world record.
The British trio Jason Kenny, Sir Chris Hoy and Matt Crampton won bronze in the team sprint.

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British men’s team pursuit quartet race on their way to gold during the track cycling world championships at the Manchester Velodrome
20 Feb

Sir Chris Hoy powers to keirin World Cup gold

World and Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy produced a dominant performance as he raced to gold in the keirin at the World Cup in Manchester reports BBC Sport.
Meanwhile, Victoria Pendleton was forced to settle for sprint bronze.
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Chris Hoy wins World Cup keirin gold
28 Jul

Sir Chris Hoy does first lap of 2012 Olympic velodrome

Sir Chris Hoy does first lap of the 2012 Olympic velodrome reports BBC Sport

Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy is the first person to cycle around the London velodrome – a venue which is being constructed for the 2012 Olympics – while second on the track is London mayor Boris Johnson.

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Chris Hoy Olympic Champion in action
12 Apr

Sir Chris Hoy in action during qualifying for the Men’s Sprint at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Sir Chris Hoy leads GB medal hopes in the event, from 24-28 March, having missed the 2009 Worlds through injury. The BBC Sport website reports that a team of 19 riders will bid to re-establish Great Britain’s global pre-eminence at the 2010 World Track Cycling Championships in Denmark..”I’ll do my best and I know when I’m at my best, there are not many people who can beat me,” Hoy told BBC Sport.

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Chris Hoy in action