Chris Hoy BBC Sports Personality Awards 2008

Chris Hoy has done it. The Scottish triple Olympic gold medallist has scooped the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, sensationally beating Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and swimming Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington.

Hoy won the award as a result of a public telephone vote during the live broadcast on BBC1. Before the night, the bookies had Hamilton and Adlington as favourites. In the event, Hamilton was second behind Hoy with Adlington third.

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