Coach explains Hoy withdrawal

Great Britain cycling coach Shane Sutton explains that Chris Hoy has pulled out of the individual sprint event at the European Championships in Apeldoorn because of a chest infection.

Hoy is unlikely to compete in Sunday's keirin.

He finished a lowly fifth in Friday's team sprint alongside team-mates Jason Kenny and Matt Crampton after Kenny's wheel slipped at the start of their qualifying run.

The withdrawal means Hoy misses out on Olympic qualification points on offer in the Netherlands but Britain is so well-placed in the rankings that his exit should not affect GB's Olympic fortunes.

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