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Sir Chris Hoy denies X Factor 'mentor' rumours

Six-time Olympic Gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy has denied rumours that he might be about to join reality show The X Factor as a mentor:

It follows similar reports at the weekend which suggested double Gold medallist Mo Farah was being 'wooed' by show boss Simon Cowell.



Trott's promise to sister

Laura Trott has revealed that she promised to buy her sister Emma a car if she won two golds at the Games.

Giggling, Trott told BBC Breakfast: "I hope she's got a budget, there'll be no Ferraris, I'm telling you."

Talking about the future as she appeared on the sofa with six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, Trott joked: "I could beat him, eh?"

Sir Chris Hoy eyes Commonwealth Games swansong

Sir Chris Hoy has told Daybreak he is hoping for a "dream end" to his career at the Commonweath Games in Glasgow in 2014.

Double gold medallist Laura Trott, 20, also told the show how she is lucky to be alive after she was born a month prematurely suffering from a collapsed lung, leading to six weeks in intensive care.

Team GB cycling chief's most memorable performance of the Games

The moment Jess Varnish and Victoria Pendleton sped to a team sprint world record, only to face the heartache of being disqualified, was the most memorable performance of the Games for Team GB cycling chief Dave Brailsford.

He described that ride as "dynamite", adding

"For them to be the first riders on the track. They got disqualified and it is really, really sad for Jess.

"She should take an enormous amount of pride that she got up on this track and was the first British rider with Vicky and they delivered a world record - that just set everybody up.

"That is the very thing that I will remember."

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