Hoy's modest Euro track champs expectations

Chris Hoy wins the Keirin, Track Cycling World Championships 2010

Triple Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy has said that he has 'no idea' what to expect from his performance at the 2010 European Track Championships, which start on Friday in Poland.

Speaking to Cycling Weekly before departing to Pruszkow, Poland, for the Euro Champs, Hoy admitted that he is purposefully building up his form over the winter track season at a slow pace.

"During the World Cup season I'll be looking to make little steps up each time but I'm not going to be going full gas until March for the World Championships," Hoy told Cycling Weekly.

"Minus [Australian] Shane Perkins, you're going to have the best guys in the world at the sprint events. You can't go in there expecting to win it unless you're going really well."

The Euro Champs represent Hoy's first steps to qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Britain's team sprint and team pursuit squads will be in action on the first day of the championships, which run from Friday November 5 to Sunday, November 7 at the BGZ Arena in Pruszkow, Poland.

Hoy will ride the team sprint with Matt Crampton and Jason Kenny. He will then ride the individual sprint, but miss out the keirin to allow Crampton and Kenny a chance to accrue Olympic qualification points in the discipline.

A full interview with Sir Chris Hoy appears in this week's Cycling Weekly magazine (November 4 2010 issue), on sale from Thursday.

We will be covering the European Track Champs in full on www.cyclingweekly.com with daily reports and results. 

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European Track Championships 2010: Cycling Weekly's coverage index

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