Sir Chris Hoy not racing at Glasgow velodrome opening

Sir Chris Hoy won two gold medals at London 2012

Sir Chris Hoy will not be competing when the Glasgow velodrome named after him opens with a round of the UCI Track World Cup series in November.

The winner of six Olympic gold medals used Twitter to say he will not be racing at the newly constructed 2014 Commonwealth Games venue.

However, the 36-year-old will be present at the 16-18 November event.

Fellow gold medal winners from London 2012 - Jason Kenny, Laura Trott and Dani King - are expected to race.

"For those asking about Glasgow WC in Nov, I won't be racing but definitely will be there spectating," wrote Hoy on the social networking site. He added: "Hopefully will see some of you there!"

Sir Chris became the most successful British Olympian of all time after his triumph in the keirin, with his six golds taking him past rowing great Sir Steve Redgrave's five.

The Scot is unlikely to carry on for a fifth Olympic Games in 2016, but track cycling's greatest-ever sprinter has indicated he will compete in Glasgow in 2014.

"I'm 99.9% sure I won't be competing in Rio," he said after winning his sixth gold medal.

"How can you top this? Glasgow is another question, as that would be the dream ending for me."

The Track World Cup is a qualifying event for the 2013 World Championships and the Glasgow leg will give fans the first opportunity to see the GB Cycling Team in international action after the success of the Olympic Games.

Great Britain won seven track cycling gold medals.

The Sir Chris Hoy velodrome forms part of the £113m Commonwealth Arena close to Celtic Park in the East End of Glasgow.

The indoor arena, which will host badminton in 2014, will have 5,000 seats, while the velodrome will have a permanent capacity for 2,000 seated and 500 standing spectators for the 250m cycle track, which will rise to 4,000 seats at the Commonwealth Games.

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