Chris Hoy or Sir Christopher Hoy was born on the 23rd of March in the year 1976. He was born in Edinburgh in Scotland and is a British professional cyclist and races for Great Britain and Scotland. Chris Hoy has won the World Championship several times and is also an Olympic hero in the sport of cycling. He won in total three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics held in the year 2008. With this tremendous performance, he became Scotland’s most successful athlete at the Olympics. Chris Hoy is also the most successful male cyclist of all time at the Olympics.
The 1982 film E.T the Extra Terrestrial inspired Chris Hoy to cycle. He was then a mere six year old boy. Between the age of seven and fourteen, Chris Hoy raced for BMX and was ranked two in Britain, ninth in the World and seventh in the whole of Europe. He then received a scholarship from Kwik-Fit and Slazenger to compete in the United States and in Europe. Chris Hoy was also into rowing and rugby as a student. The fist cycling club that he ever joined was Dunedin CC in the year 1992. Chris Hoy then started focusing on only track cycling from the year 1994 joining the City of Edinburgh Racing Club. Chris Hoy’s main events included the Team Sprint and the one kilometre Time Trial. It was Team Sprint that brought him his very first World Championship medal. His team came second in the year 1999. The first World Title for his team came in the year 2002 at Copenhagen in the Ballerup Velodrome. He also won the one kilometre time trial that same very year beating Arnaud Tournant. Their main competitors in the recent years have been the team from France.
Chris Hoy was the number one cyclist in the one kilometre Time Trial for many years but stopped taking part in it after it was removed from the Olympic Schedule. Chris Hoy won his first World Title in the year 2002 and then again won it in the years 2004, 2006 and 2007. His first Olympic title came at the 2004 Olympics. After the Kilo was removed from the Olympic Schedule, Chris Hoy started focusing on other aspects of cycling. He started specializing in the Keirin. His first success at this event came at the Manchester round in the year 2007 at the World Cup Classics Series. His form continued to the World Championships where he bagged the gold medal. This showed his true class as he mastered a different new event and won the World Championships. In the year 2007, Chris Hoy attempted to break the World Record for the kilometre. He came very close but fell short by a mere 0.005 seconds.
Chris Hoy did not race at the World Cup Classics Event at Manchester as he chose to commentate with the BBC and sign autographs. He made a comeback at the Revolution 22 event in Manchester in the month of December. He was acknowledged by the crowd with a standing ovation, a gesture truly deserved by one of the most successful cyclists of all time, Chris Hoy.
Chris Hoy said that he was very happy to hold his son, Callum, for the first time. The baby was born 11 weeks premature. Sir Hoy said that they weren’t expecting the baby so soon and he also said that the baby is doing well.
Sir Hoy said that the baby’s condition is improving very fast. He said that seeing the baby and holding him is a wonderful experience for them and to be able to bring the baby home would be great. They don’t know yet when they would be able to bring the baby home, they’re hoping that they’ll be able to bring the baby home by Christmas. Sir Hoy said that there couldn’t be a better Christmas present for them than to be able to bring the baby home but he also said that right now, they’re trying to not think much further ahead. Chris Hoy said that the baby is gaining weight and becoming stronger with each passing day and they’re hopeful of bringing the baby home shortly.
He said that holding one’s baby for the first time is an incredible experience and he also said that the situation is actually very stressful. He also said that the couple didn’t know if the baby was a boy or a girl; they were very much delighted to find out that it is a boy. He said that to hold one’s baby for the first time is a marvelous feeling.
Chris Hoy was chosen as Scotland’s national treasure by the public. The poll was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the national Lottery. He said that he used to buy lottery tickets occasionally and he also used to sell them. He said that lottery had the biggest impact on his career. He said that he didn’t have to get a job after finishing university because he had the option of making money by selling lottery tickets. He said that if he joined a full time job then he wouldn’t have been able to train as much as he did. He said that for his becoming an athlete, no other factor was as important as lottery.
The attorney regarded claims of Lance Armstrong as baseless. The fight between the two parties is continuing where both the parties are defending their case. Armstrong apparently has 12 titles to his claim of defences.
The case is being narrowed by the government. Care is taken to limit the defence of Armstrong. The case is going on forever it seems apparently which is not good for the sport. It should have a positive vibe to it and not negative. Unfortunately, it is drawing unnecessary attention from all around. The claim that is going around is false. The case seems to be going on for long and at times there is reversal. There is chance that lot of limitations will be put in to stop the usage of time and other activities.
Damage if suffered is not going to be repaired according to the court of United States. The contention over some issue or the other keeps on going on. The exact time of resolution of the case is yet to be known. Other riders are not having any sort of encouragement as far as such issue is concerned and it becomes difficult to judge the case. However, it is the judge who is going to decide how long the case is going to be prolonged and the verdict goes in whose favour.
The job of the attorneys is proving to be exhaustive and it is a signal that the case is going to be prolonged. The motions written by both the sides are well researched which is making it tough for the judge to take decision in any one side’s favour. The resources are substantial for both the sides which are strong. The defence has to be on the affirmative side otherwise there is no point of continuing the case.
At nine minutes and 50.71 seconds, Sir Bradley Wiggins won the stage 8a’s individual time trial in 2014’s Tour of Britain. He did the circuit of 8.8 kms at eight seconds ahead of Sylvain Chavanel and nine seconds faster than Steve Cummings. Sylvain was the runner-up and Steve secured the third place. This win in the penultimate leg of the tour puts Wiggins at the overall third position. At the top it’s Dylan van Baarle from Holland who holds the position at 19 seconds ahead of Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland.
At the age of 34, Wiggins is looking forward to the upcoming Olympics in 2016. He is aiming at one last gold medal at Rio in two years’ time.
Wiggins had won the Tour of Britain in 2013. This year, he began the 8a with a lag of 47 seconds at seventh. However he rolled the ramp to stage his success. In the course between Whitehall and Tower Hill, by halfway he had managed to create a gap of 5 seconds with Sylvain Chavanel. This gap went on to stretch to 8 seconds by the end. The Tour of Britain remains one of the hardest races of a year according to most racers.
The race is tricky and involves straight up fights between contenders. After the race Wiggins shared that the race this year was quite tough, specially the pattern along with the time bonuses and the style of his fellow racers. Apparently, all the factors did not favor his racing style. Wiggins was optimistic after the race and was happy to ascertain that he is in correct shape and requires little improvements before his upcoming objective. Wiggins’ return to the Tour of Britain next year is uncertain. It depends on his contract negotiation with Team Sky. His deal with Team Sky is being worked out as of now and he expects to meet them in the following weeks.