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Go for gold with flying Brit Chris Hoy
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Chris Hoy won Olympic gold in the 1km track time trial in Athens

New Olympic champion Chris Hoy is the fastest man in the world on two wheels.

His legs pump the pedals of his bike like pistons on a runaway train.

And his amazing record in track cycling speaks for itself.

In May 2004 Chris landed his third major 1km time trial title in as many years when he was crowned world champion.

And he lived up to his tag as pre-race favourite in Athens when he edged out Frenchman Arnaud Tournant by the tiniest of margins to take the Olympic gold medal.

In the process the flying Scotsman also broke the Olympic record!

Incredibly Chris is now the Olympic, World and Commonwealth champion.

The Academy caught up with the human sprint-machine to find out what makes him tick.


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Introduction
Flying start
Training days
Mind games
Gearing up

Did you know?
Chris went to the posh Edinburgh school George Watson's which was also responsible for other Scottish sporting heroes such as rugby's Gavin and Scott Hastings.



FROM THE BBC >>
:: BBC Sport Academy's cycling pages
:: BBC Sport's cycling coverage

INTERNET LINKS >>
:: British Olympic Association
:: Chris Hoy's Official Website

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