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  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 3,976
    Semantics ... there's a reason it's called idiot tax ...
    Bullcrap. The situation with Lottery customers is no different to Sky TV customers for example. A portion of the money they spend with their particular company of choice ends up in the pockets of elite athletes.

    Nothing to see here. Move along.
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  • Ed_tronEd_tron Posts: 23
    A great champion.

    If its true, seems like a good time to retire, as it allows the new wave of sprinters a good run up at the Commonwealth games, and then Rio. If he'd have hung around till Glasgow, perhaps others would have missed out on extra experience and development that would have helped them for Rio.

    Agreed, there's something epic and gladiatorial about when he pours it on around the final bend, holding off everyone else
  • BigJimmyBBigJimmyB Posts: 1,302
    Who gives a fig where the money came from?

    He is a tremendous athlete and an inspiration.

    And those thighs.....'kin 'ell!
  • I think you'd struggle to find a track athlete who makes their living exclusively from their winnings and endorsements.
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

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  • markwb79markwb79 Posts: 933
    I think you'd struggle to find a track athlete who makes their living exclusively from their winnings and endorsements.

    Love this article on Hoy. Mostly because they quote Cav and then put a picture of Andy Murray on the page.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/22191772
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,723
    Markwb79 wrote:
    I think you'd struggle to find a track athlete who makes their living exclusively from their winnings and endorsements.

    Love this article on Hoy. Mostly because they quote Cav and then put a picture of Andy Murray on the page.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/22191772

    Great stuff from Cav, mind.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • tremaynetremayne Posts: 378
    Not really an all time great when all your achievements (and any subsequent earnings) were secured via public money ...

    If he pays it all back, then I'll say he was good at pedalling 250 metres ...


    You are clearly an exceptionally bitter individual. Has life really left you this shortchanged?

    Your statement borders on the mutterings of an imbecile. To say that you have some sort of grudge or agenda with regards to Chris Hoy, British Cycling or paying tax - is perhaps an understatement.

    Chris Hoy doesn't need his lifetimes achivements qualified by prat like you, with a poxy asterix - stating "note - accomplished via funding from BC".
  • CrankbrotherCrankbrother Posts: 1,695
    ^ Get overexcited much?
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,601
    ^ Get overexcited much?

    Play nice now boys. It's not like this is an LA thread. :wink:
  • NervexProfNervexProf Posts: 4,202
    Andy Murray, Lizzie Armistead, Laura Trott, Cav and Boardman pay tribute to Chris Hoy - generously and deservedly

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/22195824
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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  • Great piece on Velonews

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/04/news/track/chris-hoy-the-gentleman_282846

    SOme classic Shane Sutton half way down too
    “We’re going with Jason [Kenny] in the sprint and the way things stand right now we’ll put him in the keirin, too. Because you’re going sh*t. And your head’s in the bucket.”
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • tremaynetremayne Posts: 378
    Great piece on Velonews

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/04/news/track/chris-hoy-the-gentleman_282846

    SOme classic Shane Sutton half way down too
    “We’re going with Jason [Kenny] in the sprint and the way things stand right now we’ll put him in the keirin, too. Because you’re going sh*t. And your head’s in the bucket.”


    Agreed. Lovely article - well worth a read. Thanks for sharing!
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