EXCLUSIVE PHIL HINDES INTERVIEW
2012 was busy to say the least: have you had a chance to reflect on it all yet?
It was a fantastic year. There were a lot of highlights, but nothing can beat winning the team sprint gold medal at the Olympics.
Aside from winning your medal, what was the best thing about London 2012?
The highlight for me was simply being in the Olympic Village: feeling the atmosphere, seeing all the other athletes from different sports and different countries. Riding in front of a home crowd at the Olympics was special too. It's something I'll never experience again.
What have you been up to since the Track World Cup in Glasgow last November?
Three days after the World Cup we left for a training camp in Perth, Western Australia. We had a very hard and intensive training camp for five weeks - all in preparation for the World Championships in Belarus next month.
Ed Clancy has been on top form for Rapha Condor Sharp at Revolution this season. What's it like riding with him?
Ed is a nice guy and we all get on really well as a team. He's such an experienced rider in endurance events and it's exciting to see how well he's doing in the team sprint. That just shows what a class rider he is.
Robert Förstemann is riding at Revolution Round 3 - do you enjoy competing against him and the other German riders?
I enjoy competing against everyone but as I'm half German I know them particularly well. We trained and raced against each other a lot in the past, so it's even better when I can wear my British skin suit and race against the Germans!