Britain’s best Olympian cyclist Sir Chris Hoy rode around the newly built Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games velodrome which also bears his name in it. Sir Hoy has six Olympic gold medals under his belt which includes two magnificent victories at the London Olympics 2012. He is the maiden cyclist to ride around the arena which will be opening on 5th October.
One of the leading exponents of architecture, Ralph Schuermann, was in charge of making the circuit and the work began back in 2010. After the work got finished the organizers wanted Sir Chris Hoy to ride first at the arena as an honor. Sir Hoy is extremely pleased to have the honour as he said that it was a very special feeling for him to ride in a track which has his name for the first time.
Sir Hoy is very proud of the fact that the velodrome has been named after him. He also expressed his satisfaction about the velodrome. When asked to talk about the velodrome he firmly asserted that he had seen a lot many velodromes and he could tell from his experience that this one would be a “special one”. The fastness of the track amazed him and he liked the design also.
Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will make its debut with the UCI Track Cycling World Cup which is going to be held on November 2012. Sir Hoy is looking forward to visit the velodrome again as a spectator of the World Cup.
According to him the newly built velodrome will contribute to the advancement of cycling in Scotland. Sir Chris has been named the ambassador of Glasgow 2014 and David Grevemberg, the chief executive of Glasgow 2014 has reported that they are honored to have Sir Hoy. He also told that the velodrome has rightly been named after Britani’s greatest Olympian and it’s an honr to see him riding around the track.