SIR CHRIS HOY
Date of birth: 23/03/1976
From: Edinburgh
Disciplines: Track (team sprint, keirin, individual sprint)
Team: Retired
Former teams: Sky Track Cycling (2008-2013), Team Wolfson Microelectronics (2005-2007), Team Persil (2004), Team Athena (2001-2003)

Sir Chris Hoy career profile
Sir Chris Hoy is an ambassador not only for British cycling, but for British sport. As a teenager Hoy rode mountain bikes, time trials, road and track. Since turning senior, Hoy has decided to focus his efforts on the track where he has been prolific, winning many titles. Hoy was awarded Scottish Sports Personality of the Year in 2003 and received an MBE for services to cycling in 2005.

Hoy’s breakthrough year came in 2004, with his first Olympic gold medal in the 1km time trial (‘kilo’) event. However, soon after the UCI announced that the ‘kilo’ (Hoy’s speciality) would be scrapped from the Olympics to make way for BMX. Not to be disheartened, he made a rapid transformation into a keirin and sprint specialist, soon winning world and commonwealth titles in both disciplines.

Hoy’s apotheosis came in 2008, taking two world titles at the World track championships in Manchester before taking an historic trio of gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, cementing his reputation not only as one of Britain’s finest ever track cyclists, but also the fastest track sprinter and kierin rider in the world.

Since Beijing, Hoy made several public appearances (including at the London Freewheel event) and is a champion for public health through cycling. In November and December of 2008, Hoy was lauded with the Sports Journalists’ Association’s Sportsman of the Year award and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in recognition of his incredible achievements in Beijing.

To crown what was a remarkable season for Hoy, he was then knighted in the 2009 New Year Honours List, a rare accomplishment for a still-active sportsman.

In his last Olympic Games in London 2012, Chris Hoy crowned a remarkable career by winning gold in the team sprint and keirin events to become Britain’s most successful Olympic athlete in history with six gold medals.

Hoy confirmed his retirement from competition at a press conference in April 2013.

Sir Chris Hoy results
2012
Track World Cup, London: Keirin
Track World Cup, London: Sprint
World Champion, keirin
Olympic champion, team sprint
Olympic champion; keirin

2011
Track World Cup, Manchester, Keirin
National champion, sprint
National champion, Keirin
National champion, team sprint

2010
World champion, Keirin
Track World Cup, Melbourne, sprint
Track World Cup, Melbourne, team sprint

2009
Track World Cup, Copenhagen, team sprint
National champion, sprint
National champion, Keirin
National champion, team sprint
Keirin, Rotterdam Six Day
200m TT, Rotterdam Six Day
Match Sprint, Rotterdam Six Day
Masters of Sprint Competition, Rotterdam Six Day
Fenioux Trophy; flying 200
Fenioux Trophy; keirin
Track World Cup, Manchester, sprint
Track World Cup, Manchester, Keirin
Track World Cup, Manchester, team sprint

2008
World champion sprint
World champion keirin
Olympic champion keirin
Olympic champion sprint
Olympic champion team sprint
Track World Cup, Copenhagen, keirin gold
Sprinters’ Cup, Milan Six Day

2007
World champion keirin
World champion ‘kilo’
Track World Cup, Sydney, keirin gold
Track World Cup, Beijing, keirin gold

2006
World champion ‘kilo’
Commonwealth champion team sprint
Track World Cup, Manchester, ‘kilo’ gold
Track World Cup, Manchester, team sprint gold

2005
World champion team sprint
Track World Cup, Manchester, ‘kilo’ gold
Track World Cup, Manchester, team sprint gold

2004
World champion ‘kilo’
Olympic champion ‘kilo’
Track World Cup, Sydney, ‘kilo’ gold
Track World Cup, Sydney, team sprint gold
Track World Cup, Manchester, team sprint gold

2003
Track World Cup, Cape Town, ‘kilo’ gold
Track World Cup, Cape Town, team sprint gold
International GP, Herne Hill
Classic Walls Sprint, gold medal

2002
World champion team sprint
World champion ‘kilo’
Commonwealth champion ‘kilo’
Track World Cup, Sydney, ‘kilo’ gold
Track World Cup, Sydney, team sprint gold
Track World Cup, Moscow, team sprint gold

2001
Track World Cup, Cali, ‘kilo’ gold

1999
Track World Cup, Mexico City, team sprint gold
Track World Cup, Fiorenzola, team sprint gold
European team sprint champion
British sprinters’ league, overall winner

1998
British team sprint champion

Sir Chris Hoy photos
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Chris Hoy


Chris Hoy


Chris Hoy


Chris Hoy

Related links

Cycling Weekly’s Rider Profiles: Index

External links
Chris Hoy’s website: www.chrishoy.com