Chris Hoy, Olympic and World Champion

For a few seconds, it appeared that Sir Chris Hoy's Olympic career was going to end with a silver medal. With half a lap remaining in the keirin final inside the London Velodrome last August, Maximilian Levy overtook the Scot, and led going with 100 metres remaining.

"I could see a wheel coming past me. I thought ‘I can't let that wheel come past my front wheel; if that happens it's all over'. So I drove like I've never driven before," said Hoy after the race.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.