With track cycling becoming the most recent addition to the very small list of sports at which
Heroes, Villains & Velodromes: Chris Hoy and
Olympic and nine-time world champion Chris Hoy has been a leading figure in this revolution, and he is the principal character in a book that includes in-depth interviews with all the key people, from Peter Keen to David Brailsford, Chris Boardman and many others.
Graeme Obree, reviewing the book in The Scotsman newspaper, wrote: “This is very much a multi-faceted book where Chris Hoy, along with Craig MacLean and others, form a thread that tells an amazing story of transformation, possibly never seen on such a scale in any other sport ever.
“This is an absolutely must-read book that tells a story that had to be told; it is the story of a new era in British cycling that fills me with excitement with the approach of the Beijing Olympics.”
Heroes, Villains & Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain’s Track Cycling Revolution, by Richard Moore,(HarperSport), £15.99. Richard Moore’s previous book, In Search of Robert Millar, was named Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards.