You’d think retiring from professional cycling would be enough to make Sir Chris Hoy settle down with a packet of biscuits and a bit of light entertainment on the telly box. However, as he demonstrated when modelling his new HOY Vulpine exclusive collection, he’s not slowed down.
Sir Chris has worked with Vulpine clothing to launch a limited edition Palmarès jersey, available in men’s and women’s fit, to celebrate his career. The jersey features six gold bands and a single silver band to represent the Olympic medals held by the sprinter.
"He’s still built like the proverbials, and yet still gets incredibly low and aero"
Describing the sight of the six time Olympic Gold medallist pummelling the track at the aptly named Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Vulpine founder Nick Hussey said: “It was breathtaking for both me and photographer, Alexander Rhind to stand on the track as Sir Chris came hammering past only inches away. He’s still built like the proverbials, and yet still gets incredibly low and aero. It was spine chilling to be that close to him in full attack, and so appropriate to shoot it on ‘his’ velodrome."
Sir Chris said: “This is a performance aero jersey without the in your face logos and brash colours. Both myself and Nick wanted this to be a classy celebration of my Palmarès and I think we’ve definitely achieved this.
"Having retired from competitive cycling three years ago and with 2016 being such a big year for sport, we thought it would be fun and timely to look back at my career and put all the results together into a piece I hope cycling fans will enjoy owning and wearing."
Sir Chris modelled the kit whilst riding a custom made steel HOY track bike, built as a one off by Scottish frame builder Shand. He finished the look off with his original competition helmet and visor.
Sir Chris looks as strong and powerful as he always did – but we can’t help but point out VeloCityGirl blogger Jools Walker is looking pretty awesome, showing off the women’s version on site too.
The limited edition Palmarès Jerseys are priced at £115. If that's a bit much, but you still want a taste of the collection, there's a cap for just £15. Both items are only available as limited edition items from vulpine.cc, until sold out.