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Sir Chris Hoy named as flagbearer for London 2012 opening ceremony

Sir Chris Hoy named as flagbearer for London 2012 opening ceremony

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British Cycling would like to congratulate Sir Chris Hoy on being selected as the Team GB flag bearer for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Brian Cookson OBE, president of British Cycling, said: “To be selected as a flag bearer at any Olympic Games is a great honour but to be selected for the home Games is an extra special achievement and I’d like to personally congratulate Sir Chris. 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. To have Chris carry the flag on behalf of Great Britain is another milestone in the success of cycling in Britain.”

Speaking of being selected as the Team GB flag bearer, Sir Chris Hoy said: “I’m absolutely delighted and honoured to have been voted as the flag bearer for Team GB. 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.”