Olympic opening ceremony flags up potential dilemma for Hoy

Sir Chris Hoy in keirin stripes, Track World Championships 2012, day five

Sir Chris Hoy could be facing something of a dilemma in a few weeks' time. As the most successful athlete from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the track sprinter is a hot favourite to be the Team GB flagbearer at the London 2012 opening ceremony on July 27.

But that's not part of the plan.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.