Hoy calls time on kilo attempt

After coming agonisingly close to setting a new world record for the kilometre time trial, Chris Hoy...

After coming agonisingly close to setting a new world record for the kilometre time trial, Chris Hoy has said that he will not make a third attempt to better Arnaud Tournant's world best of 58.875 seconds, set seven years ago on the same high altitude track in Bolivia.

"I don't plan to go for the kilo again. I gave it everything and it was so frustrating to miss it by that little margin, but that's sport and you have to accept it," Hoy told the BBC.

The Scotsman had two tilts at the kilo record on Saturday and Sunday, clocking times of 59.103 and 58.880 seconds respectively at the Alto Irpavi velodrome in La Paz.

Following his second kilo attempt, the 31 year-old got back on his bike to better Arnaud Duble's 500m standing start world record, which he said was some consolation for missing the kilo mark. "It was an amazing feeling, I just felt as though I was flying down the back straight. It was a dream ride, everything about it was perfect," said Hoy.

"Part of the battle was trying to get the right weather conditions. It was 25-26C, the wind dropped for 10 minutes and the opportunity was there. After the disappointment of the kilometre, I wanted to go home with something and I'm happy for all the team that I've set this record."

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