Put it away Chris Hoy! Rider-turned-pundit caught out on camera

Sir Chris Hoy was twice caught on camera checking his phone. Was he playing Pokemon Go? Whatever, his reaction was priceless

The expert punditry offered by Sir Chris Hoy on the BBC at the Olympic velodrome in Rio has been spot on every time. Explaining the basics, but also offering insight on the more complex factors like atmospheric conditions and sprint tactics, clearly comes easily to Britain's greatest Olympian.

But what got people excited on Super Saturday - apart from gold in the women's team pursuit and silver for Becky James in the women's keirin - was Sir Chris twice getting caught checking his phone on live TV.

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Each time he comically hid it under his notes on the desk in front of him. The schoolboy grin on his face got people tweeting, but he gave himself a verbal warning nonetheless.

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While the Twittersphere was having some fun, the BBC producer was no doubt pulling their hair out. There was some debate over what he was doing. Pokemon Go being a popular prediction.

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Simon Richardson
Simon Richardson

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. In that time he has written product reviews, features 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. Once an aspiring bike racer himself, he can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer.