Britain's track cycling team began a velodrome gold rush at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with victory in the first final.
The man the rest of the team hold in awe, Hoy beat team-mate and rising star Jason Kenny to become the first Briton in a 100 years to win three golds at an Olympics.
The 'Real McHoy' collected his second gold of the Games, his raw power in the final lap proving far too much for his rivals. Hoy had only taken up the event in 2007 when the kilometre time-trial - at which he won gold in Athens four years ago - was dropped from the Olympics.
Team GB finished the 2008 Olympic's with a record breaking eight gold, four silver and 2 bronze Olympic medals.
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