Chris Hoy

  • Snapshot: The royal photobombers of CWG: after the Queen and Prince Harry, Prince William photobombs cyclist Chris Hoy's picture! July 30, 2014

    The Commonwealth Games 2014 have seen a hattrick of photobombs from Britain's royal family. Last week, Queen Elizabeth II became the first member of the royal family to photobomb an Australian athlete's selfie, followed by Prince Harry who appeared in New Zealand's ruby coach's photo, posing with double thumbs up...
  • Britain's sixtime Olympic champion Chris Hoy to retire April 18, 2013

    London: Britain's most successful Olympian Chris Hoy is to retire from track cycling having exhausted "every last ounce of effort and energy", the sixtime Games gold medal winner said on Thursday. Hoy, 37, has decided against competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in his native Scotland. "I am officially announcing...
  • Hoy gets a record 6th medal in track cycling August 7, 2012

    London: Chris Hoy set a British record with his sixth Olympic gold medal Tuesday, defending his keirin title to finish off a dominating track cycling program for the home nation. Britain won seven of the 10 gold medals awarded at the London Velodrome to match its haul from the Beijing Games....
  • Hoy to be Britain's flag bearer at Olympics July 23, 2012

    London: Chris Hoy, whose four Olympic gold medals and host of world titles earned him a knighthood, will claim another honour on Friday when he will become the first cyclist to carry the British flag at the London Games opening ceremony. Hoy carried the flag at the 2008 Games closing ceremony...
  • Hoy v Hamilton race called off after safety fears December 15, 2008

    London: The eagerly-awaited "man v machine" challenge between triple Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Hoy and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was cancelled on Sunday because of fears over the safety of the Wembley track. Hamilton was to race in McLaren's new road car against Hoy on an adapted version...
  • Third gold for history-making cyclist Hoy August 19, 2008

    Beijing: Flying Scotsman Chris Hoy equalled a 100-year-old British Olympic record on his way to winning his third gold medal of the Beijing Games on Tuesday. Hoy, who had already won gold in the team sprint and keirin, claimed his first ever Olympic sprint crown after a dominant display over teammate...