Like the person who scores a Lottery win and then reports back for work on Monday, six-time gold medallist Chris Hoy retired from cycling after the 2012 Olympics and then set off on a new challenge – the Le Mans 24 Hours, the world’s toughest endurance motor race.

We catch up with him just as his hopes of racing with Greaves Motorsport are about to be dashed, forcing Chris to beg for a place with a rookie team