Cycling great Hoy to compete in world rallycross event

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Hoy won six Olympic gold medals, including two in 2012 (AFP Photo/CARL COURT)

Hoy won six Olympic gold medals, including two in 2012

Hoy won six Olympic gold medals, including two in 2012 (AFP Photo/CARL COURT)

Madrid (AFP) - Six-time Olympic cycling champion Chris Hoy will race in a world rallycross event in Barcelona later this month, organisers announced on Thursday.

The 43-year-old Scot will drive a Ford Fiesta in the Rallycross of Catalunya, the second race of the season, which starts on April 27.

"Driving a rallycross car has always been in my list, but competing against the best in the world will really be something special, and a great challenge," Hoy said in a statement.

"I will be testing next week... And I will learn as much as I can before my World RX debut in Spain."

Hoy, who won three Olympic gold medals in 2008, retired from competitive cycling six years ago.

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