Pics of the day: Sir Chris Hoy world Keirin champ

These pics were taken by Paul Sloper (@cyclingslopes on twitter) at the track world championships in Copenhangen, and are used with kind permission.

Above Sir Chris leading the keirin final coming into the final corner. Note the German and the Dutchman out wide, desperately trying to come round- too late chaps.

Chris had found him out of his comfort zone at the front when the derny pulled off, and was 2nd or 3rd wheel at one point. But when he fires up the turbo boost, there is no escape for the competition- watching him power past the other riders at 40mph was breathtaking stuff.