Hoy Named Team GB’s Olympic Flag Bearer
Sir Chris Hoy will carry the British flag at London 2012′s opening ceremony.
The four time Olympic gold medalist will be the first cyclist in history to carry the flag at Friday’s opening ceremony.
Hoy was selected for the honour after a vote by all 542 members of Team GB.
The British cyclist previously represented Great Britain as a flag bearer at the Beijing Olympics’ closing ceremony in 2008.
This caps off two great days for British cycling after Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France.
Hoy says carrying the flag will be a special moment: “I’m absolutely delighted and honoured to have been voted as the flag bearer.”
“To lead out your team at a home Olympics is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that I can’t wait to experience in just a few days’ time.”
Brian Cookson, president of British Cycling, says this is a milestone for the sport: “Chris has been an outstanding ambassador to the sport of cycling throughout his extensive career and we’re proud that he is a fellow member of British Cycling.”