SIR CHRIS HOY

Date of birth: 23/03/1976

From: Edinburgh

Disciplines: Track (team sprint, keirin, individual sprint)

Team: Retired

Former teams: Sky Track Cycling (2008-2013), Team Wolfson Microelectronics (2005-2007), Team Persil (2004), Team Athena (2001-2003)

Sir Chris Hoy career profile

Sir Chris Hoy is an ambassador not only for British cycling, but for British sport. As a teenager Hoy rode mountain bikes, time trials, road and track. Since turning senior, Hoy has decided to focus his efforts on the track where he has been prolific, winning many titles. Hoy was awarded Scottish Sports Personality of the Year in 2003 and received an MBE for services to cycling in 2005.

Hoy’s breakthrough year came in 2004, with his first Olympic gold medal in the 1km time trial (‘kilo’) event. However, soon after the UCI announced that the ‘kilo’ (Hoy’s speciality) would be scrapped from the Olympics to make way for BMX. Not to be disheartened, he made a rapid transformation into a keirin and sprint specialist, soon winning world and commonwealth titles in both disciplines.

Hoy’s apotheosis came in 2008, taking two world titles at the World track championships in Manchester before taking an historic trio of gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, cementing his reputation not only as one of Britain’s finest ever track cyclists, but also the fastest track sprinter and kierin rider in the world.

Since Beijing, Hoy made several public appearances (including at the London Freewheel event) and is a champion for public health through cycling. In November and December of 2008, Hoy was lauded with the Sports Journalists’ Association’s Sportsman of the Year award and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in recognition of his incredible achievements in Beijing.

To crown what was a remarkable season for Hoy, he was then knighted in the 2009 New Year Honours List, a rare accomplishment for a still-active sportsman.

In his last Olympic Games in London 2012, Chris Hoy crowned a remarkable career by winning gold in the team sprint and keirin events to become Britain’s most successful Olympic athlete in history with six gold medals.

Hoy confirmed his retirement from competition at a press conference in April 2013.

Sir Chris Hoy results

2012

Track World Cup, London: Keirin

Track World Cup, London: Sprint

World Champion, keirin

Olympic champion, team sprint

Olympic champion; keirin

2011

Track World Cup, Manchester, Keirin

National champion, sprint

National champion, Keirin

National champion, team sprint

2010

World champion, Keirin

Track World Cup, Melbourne, sprint

Track World Cup, Melbourne, team sprint

2009

Track World Cup, Copenhagen, team sprint

National champion, sprint

National champion, Keirin

National champion, team sprint

Keirin, Rotterdam Six Day

200m TT, Rotterdam Six Day

Match Sprint, Rotterdam Six Day

Masters of Sprint Competition, Rotterdam Six Day

Fenioux Trophy; flying 200

Fenioux Trophy; keirin

Track World Cup, Manchester, sprint

Track World Cup, Manchester, Keirin

Track World Cup, Manchester, team sprint

2008

World champion sprint

World champion keirin

Olympic champion keirin

Olympic champion sprint

Olympic champion team sprint

Track World Cup, Copenhagen, keirin gold

Sprinters’ Cup, Milan Six Day

2007

World champion keirin

World champion ‘kilo’

Track World Cup, Sydney, keirin gold

Track World Cup, Beijing, keirin gold

2006

World champion ‘kilo’

Commonwealth champion team sprint

Track World Cup, Manchester, ‘kilo’ gold

Track World Cup, Manchester, team sprint gold

2005

World champion team sprint

Track World Cup, Manchester, ‘kilo’ gold

Track World Cup, Manchester, team sprint gold

2004

World champion ‘kilo’

Olympic champion ‘kilo’

Track World Cup, Sydney, ‘kilo’ gold

Track World Cup, Sydney, team sprint gold

Track World Cup, Manchester, team sprint gold

2003

Track World Cup, Cape Town, ‘kilo’ gold

Track World Cup, Cape Town, team sprint gold

International GP, Herne Hill

Classic Walls Sprint, gold medal

2002

World champion team sprint

World champion ‘kilo’

Commonwealth champion ‘kilo’

Track World Cup, Sydney, ‘kilo’ gold

Track World Cup, Sydney, team sprint gold

Track World Cup, Moscow, team sprint gold

2001

Track World Cup, Cali, ‘kilo’ gold

1999

Track World Cup, Mexico City, team sprint gold

Track World Cup, Fiorenzola, team sprint gold

European team sprint champion

British sprinters’ league, overall winner

1998

British team sprint champion

Sir Chris Hoy photos

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Chris Hoy


Chris Hoy


Chris Hoy


Chris Hoy

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External links

Chris Hoy’s website: www.chrishoy.com