Sir Chris Hoy, the cycling Olympic legend has insisted that he finally found his true calling when he became the author of a kids’ book.
His fifth kid’s book so far hit the shelves last week and it seems he is collecting literary credits as easily as he did gold medals.
Hoy, who was king of the track during his career, also finds it quite exciting writing his Flying Fergus series books. The 40-year old noted that he sees writing books more as a vocation instead of as a job and he gains pleasure from it. (more…)
In a recent poll conducted by team great Britain’s outfit producers, Simon Jersey, Sir Chris Roy was voted to Britain’s favorite Olympian.
He emerged first in a significant landslide surpassing every other sports man and cyclist on the list to become Britain’s most celebrated Olympian.
Sir Roy, who has won six gold medals from three Olympic Games, seems to be the most popular cyclist and favorite Olympian to the Brit. Chris had beat fellow cyclist Bradley Wiggins to the top of the people’s attention and Wiggins had been voted as eight on the list.
This is quite a surprise as Wiggins himself has the potential to achieve even more decorations than Roy in his ongoing career, not only does he have a great deal of potential, Bradley is on a clear trajectory to obtain more Olympic medals and surpass Roy’s tally. (more…)
Chris Hoy is one of the popular Olympians of all time and the legendary cyclist has won as many as 6 Olympic gold medals in his four Olympic appearances.
Apart from the six gold medals, Chris Hoy had also won the Olympic silver as a cyclist. There is no doubt that Hoy would be having a lot of fans, but one die hard fan of his from the sporting world is current Lions prop Dai Young.
Young said that he would any day welcome Sir Chris Hoy to be part of the Wasps team as he is such a huge fan of this cyclist. He says that Hoy gets the number one chance to be part of his rugby team, even if he had the option to choose between Hoy and the iconic Welsh footballer Gareth Bale. The footballer will only get a second chance in his Wasps team. Young was replying to a question put forth to him by a journalist as to which athlete in the world would he like to have at his disposal in his team.
This weekend lionizes an important date on the cycling world as the hundredth edition of Ronde van Vlaanderen is all set to happen on 3rd April, Sunday.
Qhubeka’s Team Dimension Data will be part of this chunk of cycling history when African team lines up at the beginning in Brugge.
For a lot of people, the Ronde van Vlaanderen is the acme of the Spring Classics season and for cycling fans of Belgium, it is certainly is the pinnacle of the game. With, more than hundred hundred years of tradition, the Ronde has become one of the most sought after victories in cycling and images from the race can be found posted on many a young cycling fan’s bedroom wall.
Again, the parcours that includes the legendary Hellingen climbs and cobblestoned paths of Oudenaarde have set the stage for yet another classic. Paterberg, Oude-Kwaremont, Koppenberg as well as Taaienberg are only a few of 18 hellingen that would be finished in this year’s 256km Tour of Flanders.
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. (more…)