15 Dec 2008

Hoy takes top BBC sports award

2:16 pm on 15 December 2008

Olympic cycling champion Chris Hoy has been named the 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The Scot, who won three gold medals in Beijing, beat Lewis Hamilton and Rebecca Adlington to the honour.

He becomes the first cyclist to win the prestigious award since Tommy Simpson in 1965.

It was a successful night for the British cycling team as they won the team award while David Brailsford won the Coach of the Year crown.

Football great Sir Bobby Charlton was honoured with the Sports Personality's Lifetime Achievement award.