Chris Hoy will decide on his cycling future early next year

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CAPITAL cycling ace Sir Chris Hoy has confirmed that he will make a decision on his future early in 2013.

The six-times Olympic champion, 36, will travel to Australia next month to follow his normal routine of an extended training block in Perth. He already has a date at the Rotterdam Six Day Meeting in January pencilled in for a return to competition.

Hoy, who has ruled out any chance of riding at the World Championships in Minsk in February, believes that he will soon know whether he is likely to be fit enough to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games on the track in Glasgow which has been named after him.

“I’ll try to make the decision sooner rather than later,” said Hoy, who attended yesterday’s closing session of the Glasgow round of the UCI Track World Cup, where Britain won three gold medals. “I reckon I’ll know by spring next year. I’ll be able to see whether my body’s dealing with the training in the way that I would hope.”