Chris Hoy

>>>Sir Chris Hoy rider profile and results

Nationality: British
Date of birth: 23/03/1976
Height: 1.85m
Weight: 93kg
Team: Now retired
Twitter: @chrishoy

Chris Hoy became Great Britain’s greatest ever Olympian at the London Games when he won his sixth gold medal. The Scot won his first Olympic medal in Sydney 2000 and his first gold in the kilometre TT in Athens 2004. He then hit the big time when he won three gold medals in Beijing and returned to the UK as a national hero and instant sporting celebrity.

Hoy won two more gold medals in London to surpass the tally of rower, Sir Steve Redgrave. Hoy retired in early 2013 but still works in the cycling industry. He launched his own range of bikes with Evans and works to promote cycling.

The velodrome built in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games was named after him, although Hoy is himself from Edinburgh.

Sir Chris Hoy, British track national championships 2011, day three

Sir Chris Hoy in the British camp in Cali

Chris Hoy will be the British team’s Mr Inspiration at the track cycling world championships in Cali this week. Head Coach Shane Sutton brought Britain’s greates Olympian with him to…