Hoy happy ahead of London Games

SIR Chris Hoy is in confident mood ahead of next year’s Olympics after starting his season with a win in the Keirin at the National Track Championships in Manchester.

The Scot cut a happy figure when discussing the last few months as his preparations continue for next summer’s Games, in London, continue.

“I just want to feel coming into the Olympics that there is nothing else I would change, so that I wouldn’t look back and think ‘I wish I’d done that differently’ or wished I’d trained a bit harder,” he said.

“I feel like I’ve really got the most I possibly could out of the summer.

“I’m still a long way off top form yet - we are all right in the middle of a strength phase, so we’re a little bit suppressed with the volume of training, but it’s going well.

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“I’ll back off a little bit for the Europeans and a bit more for the World Cup in Kazakhstan, and then that will hopefully be a good start to the season and I’ll look forward to next year.

“I’ve really kept my head down and got the work in, really worked hard,” Hoy said.

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Hoy accelerated around the outside to seal a narrow victory ahead of Dave Daniell, having looked out of contention in the first round.

“They made me work hard for it, that is for sure,” Hoy said.

“With about a lap to go I was still in fourth or fifth and I went the long way, around the outside.

“It is world-class competition here and to beat these guys and start the season the way I hope to continue, it is a great feeling.”

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