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Hoy still to decide on Commonwealth bid

Six-time Olympic champion Chris Hoy has admitted that he is still to decide whether or not to continue competing up to the Commonwealth Games in Scotland in 2014.

The 36-year-old Scot says he is likely to make a decision after taking part in a training camp in Perth, Australia, with a selection of fellow British Cycling sprinters in December.

"I'll try to make (a decision) sooner rather than later," he said.

"I don't want to leave it too late. I reckon I'll know by spring next year, having been away to Perth, done a bit of training, a little bit of racing in January (at the Rotterdam Six Day event).

"I'd be able to see whether my body's dealing with the training in the way that I'd hope."

The cycling competition at the next Commonwealth Games will take place in Glasgow in a velodrome that bears Hoy's name.

However, he said that might not necessarily be enough to persuade him to continue in the sport.

"Being here and seeing the stadium hasn't made me want to be there any more," said Hoy, who was speaking at the Track World Cup in Glasgow.

"I wanted to be there in the first place. I couldn't have wanted it any more.

"You can visualise what it will be like. To have a home Commonwealth Games on the back of a home Olympic Games, not many riders have that chance, so I'm certainly not lacking motivation about making it to the Games.

"It's about whether my body can hold on."


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