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Hoy sets sights on a new chapter


Olympic cycling giant Sir Chris Hoy, whose autobiography was shortlisted in the Sports Book of the Year awards, will need to update his story if he achieves his ambitious targets for this week's World Track Cycling Championships in Copenhagen.

The Scot, whose 34th birthday falls on March 23rd -- the eve of the championships -- has his eyes on a treble in the Danish capital, aiming for gold in the individual sprint, team sprint and keirin — his three gold medal events at the Beijing Olympics.

Success would not make him the first man to leave a world championships with three track golds -- but no one has landed titles in those three disciplines at the same games.  With nine world titles to his name already, Hoy will not find many doubting he can do it.

The event tests his mettle in another sense.  It is his first major championships since the 2008 Olympics following the hip injury that kept him out of last year's world track event.  What's more, it was at the Copenhagen circuit in February last year that he suffered the crash that caused the damage.

Chris Hoy: the Autobiography

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