Bradley Wiggins
Ross Edgar
Carol Vorderman
(Movies & TV)
Craig MacLean

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Chris Hoy

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Chris Hoy

Scottish track cyclist representing Great Britain at the Olympics and World Championships and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games add

Category: Cycling

Born in 1976.

Countries: United Kingdom (54%), Europe (12%), Bolivia (8%)

Main connections: Scotland, Bradley Wiggins, Ross Edgar

Linked to: George Watson's College, University of Edinburgh, Heart of Midlothian F.C., Slazenger




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Chris Hoy was born in 1976 add something


Hoy was inspired to cycle at age six by the 1982 film "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" add something


Ross Edgar - "'Ross Edgar"' is a Scottish track cyclist who represented Scotland at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games, where he won a gold medal in the team sprint riding with Chris Hoy and Craig MacLean


Hoy joined his first cycling club, Dunedin C.C., in 1992, and began concentrating on track cycling in 1994, when he joined the City of Edinburgh Racing Club add something


He received sponsorship from Slazenger and Kwik-Fit, and was competing in Europe and the U.S. Hoy rowed for the Scottish junior team, coming second in the 1993 British championship with Grant Florence in the coxless pairs add something


Hoy grew up in the suburb of Corstorphine in the west of Edinburgh, Scotland and was educated at George Watson's College, a co-educational independent school in Edinburgh, followed by the University of St Andrews in 1996 add something


The outright record of 58,875 seconds is held by Arnaud Tournant , set during 2001 at altitude in La Paz , Bolivia, where Hoy attempted to break the record add something


The team's first World Title came in 2002, in the Ballerup Velodrome, Copenhagen add something


Following the decision to remove the Kilo from the Olympic programme after the 2004 games, Hoy sought to develop in other events add something


Hoy set the sea-level kilometre record of 1 minute 0,711 seconds by winning the Olympics in Athens in 2004 add something


Hoy had previously competed at the keirin in various events but one of his first major successes was at the Manchester round of the World Cup Classics Series in 2007, shortly before the World Championships, where he won, ahead of his team mate Ross Edgar add something


On 12 May 2007, Hoy attempted the world record for the kilometre add something


The keirin was Hoy's second gold medal of the 2008 games, when he came home clear winner ahead of team mate Edgar add something


Julie Fleeting - In June 2009, Fleeting was inducted in to the University of Edinburgh's Sports Hall of Fame alongside Graeme Randall, Gregor Townsend and Chris Hoy


At the 2010 UCI World Championships, Hoy was beaten in the quarter final of the men's sprint event by his German opponent, Robert Förstemann, who won after making an attack from the start line add something


They were married on 17 April 2010 at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh add something


At the Manchester World Cup event in February 2011, Hoy lost in the semi-finals to Jason Kenny add something


Hoy took the match sprint title at the British National Championships in October 2011 add something


At the 2012 World Cup event held in the new London Velodrome, Hoy won three medals add something


Hoy was an ambassador for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London add something


On 7 August 2012 Hoy won gold in the Keirin to overtake Sir Steve Redgrave and become the most successful British olympian ever, winning a total of 6 gold medals, This made him the joint holder of most medals won by any British athlete in the Olympic Games with fellow cyclist Bradley Wiggins add something


Bradley Wiggins - This record is now shared with Chris Hoy, who obtained his 7th Olympic medal in 2012


On 18 April 2013 Hoy announced his retirement add something


After announcing his retirement on the 22 April 2013, Hoy accepted the appointment of ambassador to the Royal Air Force Air Cadets and will assume the rank of Honorary Group Captain RAFVR add something


Scottish independence referendum, 2014 - Sir Chris Hoy said in May 2013 that it could "take time" for Scottish athletes to "establish themselves in a new training environment", indicating that the good performance of Scottish athletes in the Great Britain team would not automatically translate into that of an independent Scotland team


On 8 April 2014 it was announced that Hoy will be joining the British GT championship driving a Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 with the view to competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 add something


On June 25, 2014 he announced that he and his wife were expecting their first child and that the timing couldn't be better add something


" In November 2014, he stepped down as ambassador and handed over to Carol Vorderman add something


Hoy took his first victory in international competition at the opening round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series at Silverstone where he drove a Ginetta-Nissan to a class win alongside team-mate Charlie Robertson add something


In March 2016 it was confirmed that Hoy would be entered for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, sharing a Ligier JS P2-Nissan with Andrea Pizzitola and Michael Munemann add something


In December 2016 and December 2017 Hoy supported the Scottish Social Enterprise Social Bite by sleeping out at their Sleep in the Park events to end homelessness in Scotland add something