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.
Albeit the Brit cycling is struggling hard to come up with a winning performance yet Sir Hoy is really confident about an inspirational presence from Sir Wiggins. According to the best decorated British Olympian, the returning hero would come up with the needed fillip that would help the track cyclists to bounce back with confidence from the last month’s 14-year low at World Championships.
However, the legendary rider has warned the cyclists and the fans of Brit Cycling not keep expectations of the all-conquering feats of 2012 London & 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Britain came up with a disappointing 14-year low last month at Track Cycling UCI Worlds that was hosted at Paris. It was one of the worst performances by the Brit squad ever where they won only 3 silver medals & not one single gold- such an incident was an unfortunate first since the year 2001.
It, certainly, was quite an alarming outcome & poses a murky shadow on Britain’s fate at the upcoming Olympics. The big event is not even eighteen months away & hence the British team needs to work really hard to catapult it to a strong contending position at the 2016 Olympics. Sir Hoy, the celebrated mentor for Brit riders, did admit that the camp is passing through an under-confident phase at present. Read more »
Chris Hoy won 6 Olympic medals from which he is all set to model for his latest clothing line. With Vulpine his clothing line has been launched. The sprint of Chris Hoy was known to be something irreducible.
The strength that he possessed with the grind of the pedal to start of the pistol, every torque and strain was felt. He is now of 38 years of age. The clothing line bears his name and along with him is his Nick Hussey, his business partner. Amusingly, he is described as a hipster and an amateur cyclist in his youth, they both make a great team with their differences.
The difference in the world of cycling is that retailers who have their franchise are working independently on the proliferation of the cyclists. It is a totally new world for him. He is having the time of his life in the silhouettes and clothes. He has created an inclusive range along with the quality in the clothes. The clothing is titled as “performance” based. At times the sport of cycling becomes serious and that is the idea to let go which is reflected in the clothes. Read more »
Even though Andy Murray has won Wimbledon, he is now a great part of Scotland to win the Six Nations glory.
Chris Hoy has also retired from cycling after winning six gold in Olympics but even then, he has become an important member of Vern Cotter’s squad.
Kiwi Cotter paid his respects before the autumn tests started as brought great personalities like Andy Irvine, Sir Ian McGeechan and Jim Telfer to seek advice and thus proved his humility.
The down to earth nature of Kiwi has gotten the attention of players who are in the team only due to his return. It was two years ago that Scotland started playing really poorly and panicked. In the game against Tonga at Pittodrie, they lost focus and also suffered a defeat of 21-15 which was extremely humiliating to coach Andy Robinson. He then resigned. Read more »