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.