Chris Hoy said he wanted to keep going for as long as he could
A day after clinching his third Olympic gold medal in cycling, Scotland's Chris Hoy said he was "beginning to realise" what both he and the team had achieved.
Speaking in a BBC Scotland interview he said: "It's been something we've been hoping would happen for so long and we've planned every detail.
"It's finally come to fruition. It's incredible, an amazing feeling."
Asked whether he had had an opportunity to consider his options for the 2012 Olympics in London and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, he said both events would be a "massive motivation" for him.
He added: "I really want to keep going as long as I can. I really love what I'm doing day-to-day, the training, the preparation, all part of the life of being a cyclist. As long as I'm healthy and fit I want to keep going."
The 32-year-old now intends to take some time off to wind down then see what happens from there.
He repeated calls for better cycling facilities in Scotland and said he would not have been an Olympic champion without local facilities such as Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh City Council plans to demolish the facility and replace it with a "downsized" sports venue.
Mr Hoy said: "Track cycling only exists if you have the facilities.
"It's really sad to think that if that (Meadowbank) goes and nothing else replaces it then we could miss out on a future Olympic champion somewhere."
He added that what was needed was all-year-round facilities which would benefit "elite riders and school kids alike".
Glasgow City Council announced on Tuesday that the new national velodrome being built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games would be named after Chris Hoy.
He said that was a "huge honour".
"It's the kind of thing they usually wait until you die [to do] so it's quite nice to have it now."