Jason Kenny believes his wife Laura will become Britain's most successful Olympian, beating his and Chris Hoy's joint record.
At present, he and Hoy both have six golds, while Laura Kenny is the most successful female athlete with four golds.
"Laura will probably come along and trump it anyway," Kenny told BBC Sport (opens in new tab) when asked about the potential for him to take a record-setting seventh gold in Tokyo next year. "So it would be short-lived even if I did get it."
Mr Kenny says he doesn't obsess over being the outright holder of the record, having come out of a secret retirement in 2017 to focus on the Tokyo Olympics, with no concrete plans to retire afterwards this time.
"Since coming back after that year off I've just been determined to enjoy it and do what I want and stick to the bits I like. That's what I've been doing," he said.
Kenny was one of the first cyclists to return to training at the Manchester velodrome after the coronavirus caused it to close during lockdown. Athletes now use an app to check their health and temperature when they arrive, as well as using a one-way corridor system to adhere to social distancing measures.
Unlike road racers, Kenny says it was hard for track cyclists to train indoors at home as replicating what it's like to ride on a velodrome is too difficult.
"The track is so specific. You just can't replicate being on wood, being on that bike, in that position, and doing the effort.
"It was a long time to be away from that and it feels a bit alien initially, but you soon get back into the groove," he said.
A video emerged last week showing one of the bizarre (or innovative) techniques the track team have developed to continue training without breaching the two-metre social distancing guideline.
Sprint coach Kevin Stewart shared the video, showing him using a long pole to get riders to the start line and giving them a push of without having to come into direct contact.
"We've been doing hand-held starts with our coach, who's fully PPE'd up from head to toe," Kenny added. "I come out of the track centre and I'm hoarse because we're all spread out and shouting at each other."
Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access
Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription
Join now for unlimited access
Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.
Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).
I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.
8 common issues faced by smaller adult cyclists – and a bike fitter’s advice on how to overcome them
From frame size to stance width, crank length to brake levers – stock setups are stacked against smaller cyclists, but there are ways to get a better fit
By Nicole Oh • Published
Wahoo Christmas Sales discounts on Kickr V5 smart trainer, Kickr Bike 1.0 and V1 Elemnt Roam bike computer
Wahoo have continued to reduce prices on some of its best known products, offering big savings during the Christmas period
By Paul Norman • Published
Katie Archibald gets back to winning ways at Track Champions League
The defending endurance champion is up to second after the competition's second round
By Tom Davidson • Published
Five Dutch sprinters squeezed in a van: Life behind the glamour of the Track Champions League
Now in its second year, the competition takes riders back to their early racing days
By Tom Davidson • Published