Hoy: We'll target 10 golds
Sir Chris Hoy is confident Great Britain's cyclists are capable of emulating their Olympic success from Beijing.
Britain won seven of 10 Olympic titles at the Laoshan Velodrome and four years on remain competitive across a revised track cycling programme - they won five of 10 Games events at April's World Championships in Melbourne.
Hoy, who yesterday was confirmed in the team for his fourth Olympics, said: "If you look at every single event, you certainly wouldn't bet against a GB gold medal.
"The chances of doing it in 10 events out of 10 are very slim, but it's not impossible.
"We have the possibility of winning everything we enter, but also there's no guarantee we'll win a single gold medal. That's what's exciting about sport and that's why people watch it."
Mark Cavendish is favourite to triumph on the opening day of London 2012 in the road race and could be supported by David Millar.
Millar has been selected for the initial eight-man road squad after becoming eligible last month when the British Olympic Association were forced to drop their lifetime ban for doping offenders.
The 35-year-old was banned for two years in 2004 after admitting to taking the blood-boosting agent EPO and has since become a leading campaigner against drugs.
Four-time gold medallist Hoy had supported the lifetime ban, but when asked about Millar's inclusion stressed his backing.
Hoy added: "I will 100% be standing behind whoever is part of the team. I'm comfortable with whoever is selected because they are eligible for the team, it has never been about individual athletes.
"For me it's been about the future and having a meaningful deterrent against people thinking about taking drugs.
"Someone could be sitting thinking about Rio as a target and thinking it's a risk worth taking as they could test positive, be banned and come back in time."
British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford was thrilled with the calibre of the selected team.
"There's a strength in depth that we always talk about and actually this team's got a strength in breadth," he said.
"It is, across all disciplines, very, very competitive for the podium."