Chris Hoy vs Lewis Hamilton: Am I Missing Something?!

Barney CorkhillSenior Writer INovember 18, 2008

It has been announced that at Wembley, in front of 80,000 people, a battle of man vs machine will take place as triple Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Hoy takes on the 2008 Formula One World Driver's Championship winner Lewis Hamilton.

Now, forgive me if I burst the bubble of anticipation, but isn't this going to be a tad one sided? I mean, Hamilton has over 500 brake horsepower while Chris Hoy has two and a half.

Now, I know that Hoy is a pretty good cyclist, probably the best in the world right now, but he is up against a hugely powerful car, being driven by arguably the greatest driver in the world right now.

They say that the winding track is going to prove something of a leveller, but come on! Hamilton is in a car. Hoy is on a bike. There can be only one winner!


Well, perhaps there will a chance of a monumental upset. Perhaps the bike will be able to beat the car. Could it be a case of David v Goliath, where the huge underdog pulls off a win against all the odds?

Errmmm. No.

I point out again, and I stress this, Hamilton is in a CAR. Hoy is on a BIKE. If you want to get somewhere fast, you travel by car for a reason. It's faster.

Yes, I am aware that I have set myself up for a massive fall if proved wrong, and there is a chance I will end up with egg on my face, but that chance is very, very small.

So, get ready for Hamilton vs Hoy—the biggest sporting mis-match in history!