Asked in an interview for the Guardian newspaper which living person he most admired and why, Sir Chris Hoy answered Jason Queally, his former teammate, “He is older than me and was Olympic champion in Sydney. The way he mentored me, even though he knew I would be a rival, was amazing.”
Despite winning Olympic gold and silver; gold, silver and bronze medals across six world championship competitions; silver medals in the Commonwealth Games in 1998, 2002 and 2006, and being inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame in 2009, cycling wasn’t always Chorley-based Queally’s passion. He would eventually turn the wheels aged 25, a late comer to the sport by today’s standards, making an immediate impression on the track.
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