With his three gold medals in Beijing 2008, Chris Hoy became Scotland's most successful Olympian. He also became the first Briton to win three gold medals in a single Olympic games since Henry Taylor in 1908, and the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time. As well as his Olympic achievements, he is an 11-time world champion.
Hoy won three medals at the 2012 World Cup, and will head Britain’s cycling team for the London Olympics, where he will also be an official ambassador. The Scottish National Velodrome, which is being built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, is to be named in his honour.