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Scotland's Chris Hoy to raise flag at London Olympics

One of Scotland’s greatest cyclists, Sir Chris Hoy has been handed the honour of being the official flag bearer for Team GB at the London 2012 opening ceremony tomorrow evening (Friday 27th July).

A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Hoy will lead the largest British Olympic team in history (542 athletes) after members of Team GB voted for the Scot to carry the flag. He will not compete in the individual sprint but will defend his Keirin and team sprint titles in London.

Hoy follows a long line of outstanding bike riders from Scotland. Graeme Obree is one of a handful of cyclists to have broken the hour record one held by the legendary Eddy Merckx. Obree broke the record on a bike he built himself – rumoured to have parts of a washing machine amongst its components.

Other London 2012 Olympic medal hopefuls from Scotland include slalom canoeist David Florence, rower Katherine Grainger, swimmer Craig Benson, swimmer Hannah Miley, Paralympic athlete Libby Clegg and Paralympic cyclist Neil Fachie.

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