Chris Hoy was cheered by British fans some 270 kilometers (170 miles) away from the Olympic Velodrome in London as he went for cycling gold in the men's keirin race.

The race Tuesday was shown on the big screen at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Fans waiting for the men's soccer semifinal between Brazil and South Korea erupted in cheers when Hoy crossed the line first to set the British record with his sixth Olympic gold medal.