Cycling - Hoy wins Six Days of Rotterdam event

Sir Chris Hoy is eager for Great Britain to get their own six-day sprint cycling event after claiming victory in the Six Days of Rotterdam sprint competition ahead of compatriot Jason Kenny.

Cycling - Hoy wins Six Days of Rotterdam event

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British cyclist Chris Hoy

The six-time Olympic champion edged out Olympic individual sprint champion Kenny by a single point, having held a slender three-point lead going into the final day of competition.

A win in the team sprint, second in the individual sprint and third in the keirin were enough for Hoy to edge home, and the Scot revealed that he would like to see a similar competition take place on British soil, with the new indoor track in Glasgow, named after Hoy, a prime candidate.

He said: "We have got the support, there's a huge amount of interest. The public is crying out for it. They want to see this kind of event on home soil.

"We would certainly back it if one came to Scotland, England, Ireland or Wales, wherever.

"It's fantastic for Scottish cycling to have an indoor facility in our country. It's great for cycling."

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