March 11 - Jason Queally (pictured), the Sydney 2000 Olympic kilometre champion, is planning to launch a return to top-flight competition with the aim of competing at London 2012 at the age of 42, he has announced.

Queally, who also picked up silver in the Olympic team sprint in Sydney with Chris Hoy and Craig MacLean, could even compete in the World Track Championships in Copenhagen the week after next.

Queally retired after failing to make the team for the Beijing Olympics in 2008, and has subsequently been focusing on acting as a tandem pilot for Britain’s Paralympic squad for London 2012, but training on the track with the country’s team pursuit riders to help prepare him for that role has apparently led to his having second thoughts.

He is now focusing on forcing his way back into Britain's team for London 2012, but he also believes that with the some of Britain’s top names on the track currently focused on their road careers, he can win a place in the team for Copenhagen.

Queally told The Guardian: "It's going to be really tough, because there are riders like Geraint Thomas and Bradley Wiggins who are not in contention for places at present [the pair are focusing on their road careers with Team Sky] and guys like Andy Tennant are going faster all the time.

"I was certain that my full international career was over, and I had no regrets.

"My wife and I have a young son, there were other things I was doing, I felt I had moved on.

"But I began training with the team pursuiters as the pursuit was a discipline I was going to do with the Paralympians and people began saying I had a potential future there.

"It kept niggling, niggling at me. I spoke to my wife and she said I should go for it. It will be tough, but London is a once in a lifetime opportunity."

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