Track World Cup 2011: Sir Chris Hoy wins sprint gold in Astana

Sir Chris Hoy won gold in the men's sprint competition at the Track Cycling World Cup opener in Kazakhstan.

The four-time Olympic champion, who pulled out of the recent European Championships with a chest infection, also clinched silver in Saturday's keirin event in Astana.

Hoy, who won sprint gold at the 2008 Olympics, beat Russia's Denis Dmitriev 2-0 in the best-of-three final.

Britain's Dani King also won the silver in the six-discipline women's omnium.

2011-2012 WORLD CUP

  • Astana, Kazakhstan (4-6 November)
  • Cali, Colombia (1-3 December)
  • Beijing, China (13-15 January)
  • London, GB (17-19 February)

Hoy, 35, beat team-mate Matt Crampton in the last eight, while Jason Kenny crashed out in the last 16 but ended with a second-place finish in the B final.

Scotland's Hoy then came from behind to beat Germany's Robert Forstemann 2-1 in the semi-final.

King, lying fourth overnight in the omnium, climbed into second with victory in the individual pursuit, finished sixth in the scratch race and secured her silver medal with a second-place finish in the 500m time trial.

Her fellow Britons Becky James and Jess Varnish were unable to progress to the final of the women's keirin.

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