As an ambassador for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Sir Chris Hoy will today kick-start the one year to go countdown.
Speaking to Daybreak about his role, he said it was a "very exciting time" and he is "proud" to be involved.
Sir Chris also described his visit to the velodrome named in his honour as "surreal".
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