Sir Chris Hoy was topped world champion for a tenth time on at the present time in 2010 after successful the keirin on the Monitor World Biking Championships in Copenhagen.
Hoy, then 34, recovered from a crash in his warmth to energy to the ultimate after which edged out Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang on the end line to say his second medal of the championships.
The Scot, who had already gained bronze within the group dash on the Ballerup Tremendous Area, was competing at his first main world occasion since successful three gold medals on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
His keirin triumph in Copenhagen marked a profitable comeback from a critical hip damage sustained in a crash the earlier 12 months.
It was additionally his third keirin world title in 4 years and got here eight years after claiming his first rainbow jersey on the identical Danish venue.
“It’s incredible,” Hoy stated after his victory in Denmark. “I feel it makes it extra particular to be again right here once more the place I gained my first world title eight years in the past.
“I’d by no means have predicted then that I’d be again right here in eight years’ time, not to mention to win a tenth title, so I’m delighted.”
His problem had acquired off to a rocky begin when, after one false begin in his warmth, he was blocked by Malaysia’s Josiah Ng Onn Lam earlier than falling and taking out one other rider. The race was stopped and he needed to have the cleat on one in every of his sneakers repaired.
“I actually didn’t get pleasure from being dumped on my bottom within the first spherical, that was out of order,” he stated. “I used to be irritated however fortunately I wasn’t damage and acquired again on the bike.”
Hoy took his haul of world titles to 11 with one other keirin victory in Melbourne in 2012, the identical 12 months he additionally turned Britain’s most profitable Olympian by way of gold medals gained on the time.
He gained the group dash and keirin at London 2012 to take his general Olympic gold medal haul to 6, surpassing the 5 gained by rower Sir Steve Redgrave.
Jason Kenny has since eclipsed Hoy’s Olympic gold medal report, successful his seventh when defending his keirin title at Tokyo 2020.