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.
Many have been following Chris Hoy’s adventures as he prepared for his debut race in Le Mans this year.
About four days ago many found him preparing himself and facing the disbelief that he had actually qualified for this world event. There were interviews where Chris Hoy was found to state that he is overcome with awe at the aspect of what he is about to participate in. He has been practicing in his race suit offered by Nismo Racing. The forty year old is raring to go, being a native of Edinburgh. Having practiced taking part in motor racing, he felt that he was ready to race on the tracks
which were an exhilarating experience for him, especially when you compare road driving where you are stuck in traffic all the time. (more…)
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.