Chris Hoy voted Britain's best Olympian; Bradley Wiggins down in eighth

With six gold medals from three Olympic Games, Sir Chris Hoy was voted Britain's favourite Olympian in a poll by Team GB outfitters Simon Jersey

Sir Chris Hoy and keirin gold, London 2012 Olympic Games, track day six
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Sir Bradley Wiggins has a chance to surpass Sir Chris Hoy's Olympic medal tally in Rio next month, but the Scottish sprinter appears to be head and shoulders above Wiggins in the popularity stakes.

Hoy was voted Britain's best Olympian ever in a poll of 2,000 people by Team GB's outfitters Simon Jersey, with Wiggins the only other cyclist in the top ten, down in eighth.

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