Hoy calls for increased testing
Sir Chris Hoy has called for increased testing and banning anybody with past links to doping from future involvement in cycling.
Cycling has again found itself back in the spotlight for the wrong reasons following Lance Armstrong's recent admission that he took performance-enhancing drugs in winning his seven Tour de France titles.
However, while Hoy admits Armstrong's confessions after years of denial are not great for cycling at present, he hopes it will lead to a better future in the sport.
He said on BBC Radio 5 Live's BeSpoke programme: "It (Armstrong issue) has to be been dealt with and I think at least cycling is doing that, it is addressing these issues and has been addressing them for a number of years and that's why it's come to light, it's not been swept under the carpet.
"It's obviously not great for the sport, but I think clearly he's got a few more things that he hasn't mentioned yet and obviously there's stuff that will still come out hopefully. It's all about working out how to stop this sort of thing in the future."
On what he feels can be done to clean up cycling, the 36-year-old Hoy, Britain's most decorated Olympian with six gold medals, said: "We try and show the next generation of cyclists that you can do it clean, you don't have to do what he did.
"Second of all increase the testing, as they are doing now, the whereabouts scheme where you have to be available every day for testing and tell the testers where you are for that one hour a day.
"The other thing is to try and break the chain if you like, of the past to the future, and say we're not gonna include people that have been involved with that in the future, we're gonna cut out anyone that's had any links with doping.
"It's a tough thing to do but I think the sport is trying to do all it can to reform and change and to make the future of the sport better."