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Cycling great Chris Hoy swaps 2 wheels for 4

April 8, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Six-time Olympic cycling champion Chris Hoy is swapping two wheels for four as he embarks on the first step of his new sporting goal — to drive in the Le Mans 24 Hours race.

Nearly a year after announcing his retirement from cycling, Britain’s most decorated Olympian says he will be competing in this year’s British Grand Touring Championship for Nissan.

“I was keen to take my enthusiasm for motorsport to the next level. This won’t be easy — but I could not turn down the chance to give it a go,” said Hoy on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old has shown promise in some low-key track races. He is at the start of a three-year plan that he hopes will end at the Le Mans race in 2016.

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