Sir Chris Hoy wins sprint gold in Astana

Sir Chris Hoy won gold in the men’s sprint competition at the Track Cycling World Cup opener in Kazakhstan.

The four-time Olympic champion, who pulled out of the recent European Championships with a chest infection, also clinched silver in Saturday’s keirin event in Astana.

Hoy, who won sprint gold at the 2008 Olympics, beat Russia’s Denis Dmitriev 2-0 in the best-of-three final.

Hoy, 35, beat team-mate Matt Crampton in the last eight, while Jason Kenny crashed out in the last 16 but ended with a second-place finish in the B final.

Scotland’s Hoy then came from behind to beat Germany’s Robert Forstemann 2-1 in the semi-final.

 

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