Cycling: Hoy has Kenny on his tail

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Sir CHRIS HOY’S bid for overall victory in the Giant Sprint Masters competition at the Six Days of Rotterdam meeting in the Netherlands suffered a setback last night when he lost ground to Olympic individual sprint champion Jason Kenny on the penultimate night of the competition.

Hoy took to the track for day five with a four-point lead over the Englishman in the overall standings.

Kenny then beat Hoy in the 200 metres time trial and went on to see off Bauge in the semi-final of the sprint, while Hoy lost to Teun Mulder. The Capital star beat his French 
opponent in the third place ride-off, but Kenny cut the gap to just two points when he saw off Mulder.

Hoy rallied from that setback, though, and restored a three-point lead when he powered his way to a win over Kenny in the Keirin to set up what promises to be a fiercely contested finale to the competition.