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2007 UCI Track Cycling World Championships - CM

Spain, March 29-April 1, 2007

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Men's 1000m time trial

Hoy gets number four

By Shane Stokes in Palma

Six weeks before he goes to altitude in Bolivia to tackle the world record, Olympic champion Chris Hoy took his fourth world kilo title in the excellent time of 1:00.999, close to the world sea level best of 1:00.711 he set in Athens 2004.

"Before this world championships, I was saying that this was my best year to date, and this certainly adds to it," said Hoy, who also took gold in the keirin and silver in the team sprint this week in Palma. "With the kilo gone from the Olympics, I will give up riding it after the record attempt, as I will have to start preparing for the Games. Winning this is therefore very important to me."

Jamie Staff was second rider off and set a time of 1:02.074 which stood until the second-to-last rider to go, François Pervis, posted a 1:01.838. However, his time at the top was very limited, as Hoy tore off from the start and led at every time check, going 0.839" quicker than the Frenchman.

European champion Tim Veldt and Teun Mulder netted fourth and fifth for the Netherlands, both coming in under 1:03.

Hoy also won the keirin and finished just 2/1000ths off the top spot in the team sprint, netting two gold medals and a silver.

Together with Victoria Pendelton's three gold medals and the two netted by Bradley Wiggins, this has been the most successful world championship campaign ever for Great Britain.


 1  Chris Hoy (Great Britain)                  1.00.999
 2  Franšois Pervis (France)                   1.01.838
 3  Jamie Staff (Great Britain)                1.02.074
 4  Tim Veldt (Netherlands)                    1.02.480
 5  Teun Mulder (Netherlands)                  1.02.567
 6  Didier Henriette (France)                  1.02.772
 7  Maximilian Levy (Germany)                  1.03.368
 8  Scott Sunderland (Australia)               1.03.517
 9  Michael Seidenbecher (Germany)             1.03.781
 10  Alvaro Alonso Rubio (Spain)               1.03.914
 11  Seiichiro Nakagawa (Japan)                1.03.937
 12  Yong Feng (People's Republic of China)    1.04.196
 13  Joel Leonard (Australia)                  1.04.265
 14  Yevgen Bolibrukh (Ukraine)                1.04.396
 15  Vasileios Reppas (Greece)                 1.04.534
 16  Athanasios Mantzouranis (Greece)          1.04.694
 17  Marco Brossa (Italy)                      1.05.191
 18  Hodei Mazquiaran Uria (Spain)             1.05.375
 19  Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia)              1.05.773
 20  Mohd Rizal Tisin (Malaysia)               1.05.836