Hoy on Hoy

Sir Chris Hoy has taken the inaugural spin around the new velodrome that boasts his name. The facility, along with the adjoining Commonwealth Arena, is situated in the East End of Glasgow and will provide the centre-piece for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The 250 meter Siberian pine track, which includes long straights likely to prove incredibly fast, was deigned by the legendary Ralph Schuermann with input from Hoy and features a permanent seating capacity of 2,500 with the addition of 2,000 temporary seats. The foresight of those additional seats proved instantly significant as all tickets for the venues launch competition – the UCI Track World Cup, November 16 to 18 – reportedly sold out in less than 30 minutes…


Speaking after his test laps yesterday, Hoy said, ‘To have this velodrome named after me is a huge honour and something that I am very proud of.’


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