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It seems [the UCI] are set on destroying the sport… I don’t think any decisions are made with the athletes in mind. They don’t seem to understand the sport. It’s as if track is an inconvenient add-on behind road cycling.

Sir Chris Hoy talks more smack on Union Cycliste Internationale for their absurd qualification processes. I’m sure a lot of track cyclists share his point of view, especially considering how UCI is treating the Olympic track cycling events.

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Read the full article at The Guardian UK.

Sir Chris Hoy, Chris Boardman and former British track coach Doug Dailey recall their past experiences at the Great Britain National Track Championships. The 2010 National Champs are coming up on Sept 21st to the 25th and will be attended by track stars such as Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and Jason Kenny.

Found on Cycling Weekly.

Meanwhile, let’s see what Chris Hoy is up to.  Probably training hard for the European Championships coming up in November, right?

Nope!  He’s riding bikes with Nicola Mimnagh (Miss Scotland) for the Glasgow SkyRide.  Seems like Hoy has just been hanging out with supermodels and crashing cars lately.  What a rock star!

Found on Cycleico.us.

Meanwhile, let’s see what Chris Hoy is up to. Probably training hard for the European Championships coming up in November, right?

Nope! He’s riding bikes with Nicola Mimnagh (Miss Scotland) for the Glasgow SkyRide. Seems like Hoy has just been hanging out with supermodels and crashing cars lately. What a rock star!

Found on Cycleico.us.

Tags: lulz, chris hoy,

Canadian Cyclist interviews Pat McQuaid — Part 5


I skipped the last two parts of this extended interview with the president of UCI because they didn’t have much to do with track cycling. But in this segment, McQuaid basically calls bullshit on Chris Hoy and Vicky Pendleton for whining about not being able to do the Commonwealth Games because they need the Olympic qualification points from the European Championships. He basically calls them whiny little brats and there’s no reason they can’t do both competitions. Pretty easy for him to say, right? But I guess he’s got a point.

If you haven’t seen the other segments from this interview, definitely check out Part 1 and Part 2.

Found on Canadian Cyclist.
Chris Hoy was involved in a car collision on Thursday which left his Jaguar XKR all torn up.  Fortunately, nobody involved in the accident was harmed.  Hoy reassures us that the crash will not affect his training for the European Championships coming up in November.

Check the article with exclusive photos (just don’t tell them I stole this one) at The Sun.
Chris Hoy was involved in a car collision on Thursday which left his Jaguar XKR all torn up.  Fortunately, nobody involved in the accident was harmed.  Hoy reassures us that the crash will not affect his training for the European Championships coming up in November.

Check the article with exclusive photos (just don’t tell them I stole this one) at The Sun.

Chris Hoy was involved in a car collision on Thursday which left his Jaguar XKR all torn up. Fortunately, nobody involved in the accident was harmed. Hoy reassures us that the crash will not affect his training for the European Championships coming up in November.

Check the article with exclusive photos (just don’t tell them I stole this one) at The Sun.

Sir Chris Hoy with London Mayor Boris Johnson and London 2012 organizing committee president Sebastian Coe at the partially-built Olympic Velodrome.  Hoy took a ride around a 75-meter temporary track (that grey oval you see surrounding them) at the velodrome site today, marking the two-year countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympics.  Even though the velodrome isn’t completed yet, he says he can already tell he prefers it to Beijing’s velodrome for the 2008 Olympics.  Read the full article at USA Today.

Photo found at ESPN.
Sir Chris Hoy with London Mayor Boris Johnson and London 2012 organizing committee president Sebastian Coe at the partially-built Olympic Velodrome.  Hoy took a ride around a 75-meter temporary track (that grey oval you see surrounding them) at the velodrome site today, marking the two-year countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympics.  Even though the velodrome isn’t completed yet, he says he can already tell he prefers it to Beijing’s velodrome for the 2008 Olympics.  Read the full article at USA Today.

Photo found at ESPN.

Sir Chris Hoy with London Mayor Boris Johnson and London 2012 organizing committee president Sebastian Coe at the partially-built Olympic Velodrome. Hoy took a ride around a 75-meter temporary track (that grey oval you see surrounding them) at the velodrome site today, marking the two-year countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympics. Even though the velodrome isn’t completed yet, he says he can already tell he prefers it to Beijing’s velodrome for the 2008 Olympics. Read the full article at USA Today.

Photo found at ESPN.

The Olympics has to take precedence over everything.

Sir Chris Hoy on opting to compete in the European Championships instead of the Commonwealth Games. As much as he wanted to do the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, European Champs are a qualifier for the 2012 Summer Olympics and that’s where his priorities are.

Obviously Hoy feels like he doesn’t have enough of these things:



Read the full article on BBC.

I’d be very sad to see the Edinburgh velodrome disappear and not be replaced… It’s not just about producing champions in the future. It’s about getting kids on bikes and having fun, being healthy and making the most of it.

Chris Hoy on his hometown velodrome at Meadowbank Stadium which is under threat of being sold for property development by the City of Edinburgh.


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This is the track that Hoy started riding on when he was a kid as well as Craig McLean. Who knows who will be the next champion to come out of that track… Maybe one of the kids above who competed in the recent West of Scotland Cycling Association track Championships and Youth Omnium?

Hoy has been on the campaign to save Meadowbank for a few years. Find out how to help save this velodrome here.

Read the full article at Scotsman.com.

Chris “Hey” and Adam Smith sprint it out in Pro Cycling Manager for the PC (I think there was also an edition released for Sony PSP).

Anyone ever play this game? Any good?


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