SARAH HOY has shared a touching picture of her son Callum watching his cycle-champion father being crowned as the winner of the prestigious Le Mans series motor race.
Chris Hoy’s family may be used to seeing him take to the podium as a giant in the world of cycling – but on Sunday he took home his first major international title in motorsport.
After retiring from the world of professional cycling in April 2013, the six-time Olympic gold medallist with 11 world titles traded in two wheels for four – entering the Le Mans series earlier this year.
And on Sunday afternoon he clinched the title of series champion – alongside his 18 year-old Scots teammate Charlie Robertson.
Now Sarah – Hoy’s wife of five years – has shared a pic of their 10-month year old son Callum looking on as his father took to the podium to celebrate with his team.
Sarah shared the picture on Twitter on Sunday night – showing Callum watching his father being awarded the title on TV.
She captioned it: “Here’s our wee boy, watching his daddy intently.”
Earlier on the same day she tweeted: “Big well done to my favourite boy Chris Hoy, who just won the European Le Mans championship.”
Before taking to Twitter to announce his victory in the race, Hoy responded to his wife’s tweet, saying: “Love this!”
And other Twitter users were quick to weigh in.
Andy Ames commented: “As normal for a Hoy – you only ever see the back of a Hoy head because they go like the wind!”
Meanwhile Tamara Spurway added: “He’s grown so much” – referencing the fact that Callum was born 11 weeks early and seriously underweight.
Hoy’s team won their most recent race – at the Paul Ricard circuit in Marseille, France – by over a lap.
And with such a comfortable victory his team have been confirmed as the series champions – in spite of the fact that one of the six races is yet to be completed.
Speaking after the race, Hoy said: “I’m delighted. The last closing stages were very nervous because we were just trying to stay on the track and off the kerbs.
“We had some damage to the front part of the bodywork so it was just about nursing the car home. Charlie finished off in the last 20 minutes. It was an awesome result.”
Hoy and his team are now looking to enter the 24 Hour Le Mans race in 2016.