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Cycling: Hoy salutes Froome's 'monumental' Tour triumph

Six-time Olympic champion Chris Hoy hailed Chris Froome's Tour de France triumph as a monumental achievement after the Team Sky rider on Sunday made it back to back British victories in the event. Froome came safely through the final stage to win the 100th Tour by a margin of four minutes 20 seconds from Colombia's Nairo Quintana and finished the race in tears as the significance of his achievment began to take hold.

Cycling: Hoy salutes Froome's 'monumental' Tour triumph

Six-time Olympic champion Chris Hoy hailed Chris Froome's Tour de France triumph as a monumental achievement after the Team Sky rider on Sunday made it back to back British victories in the event. Froome came safely through the final stage to win the 100th Tour by a margin of four minutes 20 seconds from Colombia's Nairo Quintana and finished the race in tears as the significance of his achievment began to take hold.

Cycling: Tributes flood in for 'inspirational' Hoy

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday led tributes to the country's most successful Olympian Chris Hoy, after the cycling great announced his retirement from the sport. The 37-year-old Hoy, one of the most recognisable figures in British sport, bowed out as the most decorated cyclist in Games history with six Olympic gold medals, as well as 11 world titles. Cameron wrote on Twitter that the Scot's retirement was "the end of a remarkable career". "His contribution to British sport and six Olympic golds will continue to inspire," he added.

Cycling: Tributes flood in for 'inspirational' Hoy

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday led tributes to the country's greatest Olympian Chris Hoy, after the cycling great announced his retirement from the sport. The 37-year-old Hoy, one of the most recognisable figures in British sport, bowed out as the most decorated cyclist in Games history with six Olympic golds as well as 11 world titles. Cameron wrote on Twitter that the flying Scot's retirement was "the end of a remarkable career". "His contribution to British sport and 6 Olympic golds will continue to inspire," he added.

Cycling: British Olympic great Hoy announces retirement

Britain's most successful Olympian, Chris Hoy, on Thursday announced his retirement from cycling with immediate effect, prompting glowing tributes from leading figures in the sport. British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford, who oversaw the 37-year-old Scot's transformation from BMX rider to a ruthless track sprinter who won six Olympic golds, as an icon. "I can't speak highly enough of Chris and his career," said Brailsford, who, like Hoy, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II following the British team's exploits in London.

Cycling: British Olympic great Hoy announces retirement

Olympic great Chris Hoy announced his retirement from cycling with immediate effect on Thursday. The six-time Olympic champion, Britain's most successful Olympic competitor, bows out at the age of 37 after a career in which he became the most decorated cyclist in the history of the Games. "I'm officially announcing my retirement from international cycling," he told a press conference at Murrayfield Stadium in his native Edinburgh. "It's a decision which I didn't take lightly. It's something I thought about hard with the help of my family and my coaches."

Cycling: Uncompromising Hoy set standard for Brit success

In his back-breaking pursuit of perfection, Olympic cycling great Chris Hoy forged the template that enabled Britain to become the dominant global force in the sport. The 37-year-old Scot, who announced his retirement on Thursday, bows out as his country's greatest ever Olympian and the most decorated Olympic cyclist of all time. A silver-medallist in the team sprint at the Sydney Games in 2000, he tasted Olympic gold for the first time in the 1km track time-trial in Athens four years later.

Hoy steps down after proving nice guys can finish first

By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Track cyclist Chris Hoy is Britain's most successful Olympian and has won more titles than he can remember yet his greatest sporting legacy could be his utter destruction of the notion that nice guys finish last. Hoy, who announced his retirement on Thursday at the age of 37 having decided against carrying on until next year's Commonwealth Games at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in his native Scotland, won six Olympic golds and one silver.

Britain's most successful Olympian Hoy retires

LONDON (Reuters) - Six-times Olympic champion Chris Hoy, who spearheaded a golden period of British track cycling dominance, announced his retirement on Thursday content that he had nothing left to prove after a long and stellar career. Britain's most successful Olympian, who won two golds at the 2012 London Games to add to three from Beijing four years earlier and his first in Athens in 2004, said the time was right to quit the saddle having exhausted "every last ounce of effort and energy".

Cycling: Hoy expected to announce retirement - report

Six-time Olympic champion Chris Hoy is expected to announce his retirement this week, Britain's domestic Press Association news agency said on Monday. The 37-year-old track cyclist, who first won gold in the 1km time-trial in Athens in 2004, has been considering his future after adding to his haul with two titles at the London Games last year. The cyclist will hold a news conference in his home city of Edinburgh on Thursday, PA said without quoting sources.
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