Hoy scores sprint gold in opening Track World Cup

Chris Hoy, British track national championships 2011, day four

Sir Chris Hoy gave Britain its only gold medal of the opening round of the UCI Track World Cup in Astana, Kazakhstan, over the weekend. Hoy - riding for the Sky trade team rather than in Great Britain colours - won the sprint event on Sunday after finishing as runner-up in the keirin the previous day.

Dani King gave Britain its only other medal of the event, clinching a highly creditable silver medal in the women's multi-discipline omnium event at her first attempt in the World Cup.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.