UCI Track Cycling World Cup meeting in Cali, Colombia
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Sir Chris Hoy has revealed his excitement at competing in next year’s UCI London Track World Cup as the Scotsman enters a solid block of training until the Olympic test event on 17-19 February 2012.
Hoy will be training in Australia until Christmas and then back in Manchester with the squad until the final World Cup of the series
With no sprinters travelling to Cali, Columbia for the next event in the World Cup series, London’s 6,000-seater venue in the Olympic Park will be Hoy’s next competitive outing in front of a sold out crowd, with British Cycling members having benefitted from priority access to tickets for the spectacle.
Speaking to his official website, www.chrishoy.com, Hoy said: "I'm entering another solid block of training now - back to 'foundation building' including track, road and gym - and my next competition will be the London World Cup in February.
“I'll be training in Australia until Christmas and then back in Manchester with the squad until the final World Cup of the series at the new velodrome in London. I'm really looking forward to that event and being able to compete in the Olympic venue. After that, I'll be back training in Manchester in preparation for the World Championships which take place at the beginning of April in Melbourne, Australia."
Hoy added that he was still on the road to recovery after a chest infection forced him out of the European Championships in Apeldoorn, Holland, but has taken confidence from a flurry of wins in the British National Championships and in Kazakhstan at the opening World Cup meeting.
"I'm still having lingering problems with my chest; and I didn't feel great after the keirin last weekend in Astana, but hopefully being out in the warm air in Australia will help to clear it up."
"Overall I'm really pleased with how the last couple of months have gone in terms of performance, although it was obviously hindered a bit by getting ill just before the Europeans. I really enjoyed the Nationals and winning three golds was a great start to the season and a real boost.
“I had flu before the Europeans and then picked up a chest infection so I had to come home early which was really frustrating and disappointing, but the first round of the World Cup series in Astana gave me the opportunity to bounce back and I was delighted to win the sprint and to come away with a silver in the keirin. In terms of Olympic qualification points the team's looking comfortable and we're in a good place leading into the next phase of competition, starting with the London World Cup in February."