It was the last race of Olympic competition at the Velodrome. Late afternoon, 7 August 2012.

A passionate, sell-out crowd were reeling from Victoria Pendleton's defeat in the Women's Sprint Final. And so it was left to Sir Chris Hoy, the ultimate British track cycling hero to bring the curtain down proper in London 2012. He headed into the Men's Keirin Final as defending Olympic champion, but amongst a very strong field.

The race itself saw him dominate in stretches only for German rival Max Levy to threaten at the death. But willed by a passionate support, Hoy edged it at the line to become Britain's greatest ever Olympian, winning his sixth Gold in all Olympic Games in what was his last race for Team GB.

It was an epic victory, and a fitting finale for a man who helped build this insatiable house of fervour and passion.

Here we see the final laps of the race.

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