Six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy has announced his retirement from cycling at the age of 37 reports BBC Sport
A superb final lap helped Great Britain win gold in a world record time.
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.
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.
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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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.
- Chris Hoy Olympic Champion in action
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.