UCI World Track Cycling Championships 2012
- Venue: Hisense Arena, Melbourne
- Date: 4-8 April 2012
Coverage: (Times BST) Medal sessions live on BBC Sport website and Red Button from 1000 each day. Highlights on BBC Two 1430-1700 Sun 8 April. Commentary and updates on 5 live and 5 live sports extra 0500-1400 daily
Sir Chris Hoy believes "it is not impossible" for him to repeat his performance at the Beijing Olympics this summer in London.The 36-year-old won
three gold medals in 2008
which saw him
knighted for his services to cycling.
"If I could win two or three that would be amazing but really my aim is to be Olympic champion in London," he said.
"And if I can repeat (what I did) in Beijing, then that's the dream scenario."
Hoy was speaking in Melbourne ahead of the Track Cycling World Championships as he prepares to compete in the sprint, team sprint and Keirin at the Hisense Arena.
Sir Chris Hoy in numbers
- 10 time world champion
- Three gold medals in Beijing
- One gold in Athens 2004
- One Olympic silver in the team sprint, in Sydney in 2000
- Six silver medals in the World Championships
- Seven bronze at the World Championships
- Two Commonwealth golds
- Two world records
- Three Olympic records
"I would love to repeat my performances at Beijing in London but to be honest, for me I'm just going to go out there and do my best and just hope to win a gold medal," he said.
"I don't think it's impossible and I think that I would only enter an event if I believed I could win it," he added.
The 10-time world champion goes head to head with Jason Kenny, who was second in Beijing and is reigning world champion, for the one available British spot in the sprint in London.
But he is optimistic he can win to secure the final place and add to his tally of four Olympic golds.
"I'm pleased I've done pretty well this year so far and if I can have another good performance here then hopefully it'll be enough," Hoy added.
"The ideal swansong would be to have a successful Games in London and then to go on to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because I've never actually raced internationally in my home country in Scotland."