Chris Hoy admits he is in peak physical condition for Tuesday’s men’s Olympic keirin event and is well rested after taking the team sprint Gold (Hoy 2/5 Gold Medal Winner – bet365).
The 36-year-old was part of the Team GB side to top the podium in the sprint but was not selected for the individual sprint, with Jason Kenny getting the nod.
But the Scot has one last chance for Olympic glory with Tuesday’s keirin and will be looking to bring the curtain down in spectacular fashion on what has been an incredible career at the Games.
Hoy is the current Keirin world champion, taking his fourth world title back in April and he is the man that everyone will fear in the race.
The Edinburgh-born star admits it has been a “luxury” to rest his body ahead of his final outing and confessed to feeling right at the top of his game heading into what will be his last event in the Olympics.
“The keirin is a very different event – physically the same, but tactically very different,” he said. “Anything can happen and I am confident that I have the best form of my life and it will take a good ride to beat me, but you never take anything for granted.”
Hoy has already won five Olympic gold medals and six medals overall but he has unfinished business and will want to end his Olympic career on a high to enter the stadium with two Golds around his neck during Sunday’s closing ceremony.