Hoy has a good feeling

Sir Chris Hoy expects Great Britain to experience a "good vibe" on their return to the Olympic Velodrome for August's 2012 track competition after a strong display at the Track World Cup.

Four-time Olympic champion Hoy claimed medals in all three of his events at the Olympic test competition, with victory in the sprint to follow up his Keirin victory on day three and third place in the team sprint on Friday.

Hoy said: "This is the best we've been as a team since Beijing. The fact we've been very good in a number of events on the Olympic track itself means you come back here and get that good vibe. It's like racing in Manchester. We've got so many positive experiences to draw upon. We'll benefit from this."

In all, Britain won seven medals from 10 Olympic events - four gold, one silver and two bronze - plus Joanna Rowsell's gold in the non-Olympic individual pursuit.

Once again, Hoy was the team talisman, leaving observers in no doubt that - although he is 36 on March 23 - he remains in peak condition. It was an ominous warning to his rivals.

The 35-year-old Scot said: "I was expecting some good performances, but this is the best I've been since Beijing. No question."

On the final day, Britain's men finished second in the team pursuit to arch-rivals Australia - who clocked the third fastest time in history - and Laura Trott claimed bronze in the multi-discipline omnium, but Victoria Pendleton had to settle for fifth in the Keirin.

Pendleton, though, was satisfied with her world record and gold in the team sprint with Jess Varnish on Friday and her fourth place in the sprint on Saturday. It was a challenging and packed programme, particularly compared to the spread out Olympic schedule.

"I really haven't slept much since Friday night and it takes its toll," said Pendleton, who had three hours' sleep a night as a result of the rigours of competition.

"If this is the worst possible scenario it's going to be much, much nicer in the Olympics. It's been a wonderful track to ride. On the whole it's been a huge success."

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