According to Chris Hoy doping concerns have challenged cycling, if not tarnished but he is confident a new generation, which probably includes his own son, will not be unenthusiastic from taking to the saddle.
Hoy retired from the sport after spending 13 successful years in the sport and remaining at the top in 2012 after London Olympic. He added that the sport has since been snowed under doping suspicions, with the likes of the Tour de France and British Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins, at the middle of allegations of wrongdoing in cycling over the concerning Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) of last year.
On this, Wiggins, who took retirement from the sport at the end of 2016, has always maintained that he was not seeking for unfair advantage, but it took medicines just to mitigate asthma and allergies impact when using excluded substances under medical exemption rules.
The troubles around the British Cycling, which has already suffered a 4.3 million-pound ($5.4 million) cut in funding ahead of the 2020 Games in Tokyo, took one more twist last week as its chairman Bob Howden made an announcement that he is stepping down from his role.
Hoy concluded his view, saying “For me cycling is still a wonderful sport.”