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Chris Hoy launches Commonwealth baton ceremony

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Scottish cycling star Chris Hoy carried the Commonwealth Games baton to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday for the start of a relay that will culminate with the opening ceremony of next year's edition in Glasgow. 

British cyclist Sir Chris Hoy carries the Commonwealth Games baton on the Mall in London, on October 9, 2013, as Queen Elizabeth II prepares to launch the baton relay for the 2014 Games from Buckingham Palace

The now-retired rider, who won six Olympic gold medals and a host of world and Commonwealth titles, found himself centre stage again as he took part in an event designed to boost the Games.

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