Track World Cup 2011: Sir Chris Hoy wins sprint gold in Astana

Sir Chris Hoy
Hoy won sprint gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008

Sir Chris Hoy won gold in the men's sprint competition at the Track Cycling World Cup opener in Kazakhstan.

The four-time Olympic champion, who pulled out of the recent European Championships with a chest infection, also clinched silver in Saturday's keirin event in Astana.

Hoy, who won sprint gold at the 2008 Olympics, beat Russia's Denis Dmitriev 2-0 in the best-of-three final.

Britain's Dani King also won the silver in the six-discipline women's omnium.

Hoy, 35, beat team-mate Matt Crampton in the last eight, while Jason Kenny crashed out in the last 16 but ended with a second-place finish in the B final.

Scotland's Hoy then came from behind to beat Germany's Robert Forstemann 2-1 in the semi-final.

King, lying fourth overnight in the omnium, climbed into second with victory in the individual pursuit, finished sixth in the scratch race and secured her silver medal with a second-place finish in the 500m time trial.

Her fellow Britons Becky James and Jess Varnish were unable to progress to the final of the women's keirin.

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