Hoy back in gym after virus

11 December 2012 / 13:09

Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy will resume training this week after being hospitalised for 24 hours last weekend with a severe stomach virus.

The 36-year-old is currently training with a selection of British cyclists in Perth, Western Australia, as he considers whether to continue on until the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Scot arrived early last week and began to feel progressively worse with gastrointestinal problems before he was taken to hospital in Subiaco, Perth, on Saturday.

Hoy, one of 12 on the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, was discharged on Sunday after being given rehydration treatment and medication and he returned to the gym for a light session on Tuesday.

"I'm glad to be getting better and almost feel back to normal now after a pretty grim few days," Hoy, who is taking part in the Rotterdam Six Day event from January 3 to 8, said on his website.

"It's always frustrating when you're on a training camp and you can't train if you're injured or unwell.

"This is the first block of serious training I've done since the Games, but it could've happened at a far worse stage of the season though so it's not too much of a problem.

"It'll be good to get a solid couple of weeks training in before Christmas, and I'm really looking forward to racing in the first week of January in Rotterdam."