Gold Medal and Sir Chris Hoy Essay

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Mark Cavendish believes cycling owes its unprecedented success and popularity in Britain to six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy.
Hoy, 37, brought an end to his record-breaking career when he announced his retirement on Thursday.
"Cycling's grown and there's one face that's been at the front of that - Chris Hoy," Cavendish told BBC Sport.
Cavendish, 27, has won 23 Tour de France individual stages and became world road race champion in 2011.
Hoy became the most decorated British Olympian when he added two gold medals at London 2012 to the four he had claimed at previous Games. He has also won 11 world track titles and two Commonwealth Games gold medals.
Hoy will not compete in his native Scotland in the 2014 Commonwealth Games after quitting competition with immediate effect.

Chris Boardman
Olympic cycling champion and BBC Sport summariser
"I'd say he's the most iconic British sportsman alive today.

"Chris has had a massive impact on British cycling.

"He's so incredibly articulate, he leads by example, in the way he trains, in the way he behaves, in the way he is with the media, in the way he is with the competition, he represents all that is good about British sport."

The success enjoyed by Hoy and his fellow British competitors is believed to have boosted participation figures to almost two million once-a-week cyclists in England.
"He has been continually successful," Cavendish added. "He had a professional attitude. That's where he has got his success from, he is just a good guy.
"It is easy to see sportspeople with a 'good guy image' but it is not an image with him. He is actually one of the nicest guys you will meet, whether he is riding a bike or off the bike.
"I could not have hoped for a better face to represent my sport through these growing years. I could not have hoped for someone better to spearhead that than him.''
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Coe described Hoy as an "icon" and also praised the athlete's commitment to excellence.
"His pursuit of excellence has been tireless," said Coe. "His respect for opponents and commitment to clean competition has been unwavering.
"His dignity in victory has set an example that generations of Team GB athletes will strive to emulate. Chris is an icon and he has earned a revered place among our nation's greatest sporting heroes.
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Sir Chris Hoy explains decision to retire
"His gold medal triumphs in London are two of the defining moments of the Games, and were a source of pride and inspiration for millions throughout our country."
Hoy will now concentrate on campaigning to bring the 2018 Youth Olympics to Glasgow and on his role as an ambassador for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
He will also have an advisory role at the Scottish Rugby Union as well as working with charities such as Unicef and the Scotland Association of Mental Health and launching his own range of bicycles.
However, Sir Dave Brailsford, the performance director of the Great Britain cycling team, hopes Hoy is able to share his knowledge with the next generation of British cyclists.
"I can't speak highly enough of Chris and his career," said Brailsford. "I will never forget his first Olympic gold medal with victory in the one kilometre time-trial at Athens in 2004 - it was one of the most epic Olympic moments that I've ever experienced. The tension in the build-up was unreal.
"Chris's application, athleticism and dedication are second to none