Sir Chris Hoy announced as Team GB flag bearer for London 2012

Cycle star will lead the team out at the Opening Ceremony in four days time
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Sir Chris Hoy has been selected as Team GB's official flag bearer for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Olympian will lead out the home team in a few days time at the Olympics Opening Ceremony, taking place on Friday July 27th.

Sir Chris Hoy said: “I’m absolutely delighted and honoured to have been voted as the flag bearer for Team GB. To lead out your team at a home Olympics is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that I can’t wait to experience in just a few days’ time.”

British Cycling have wasted no time in congratulating Sir Chris on the selection.

“To be selected as a flag bearer at any Olympic Games is a great honour but to be selected for the home Games is an extra special achievement and I’d like to personally congratulate Sir Chris, said British Cycling president Brian Cookson OBE.

"Chris has been an outstanding ambassador to the sport of cycling throughout his extensive career, and we’re proud that he is a fellow member of British Cycling. To have Chris carry the flag on behalf of Great Britain is another milestone in the success of cycling in Britain.”

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