Eurosport - Thu, 10 Jun 12:08:00 2010
Former Olympic and Commonwealth Games cycling medallist Craig MacLean revealed he is facing an uphill struggle to compete at London 2012.
The 38-year-old, who won medals at five separate World Championships, is currently serving a mandatory two-year international exile while he qualifies to race as a pilot in the tandem at the Paralympics.
MacLean does still compete individually on the domestic scene, making the odd appearance at the Revolution events in Manchester.
But with the World Para-cycling Track Championships in Columbia currently postponed and no new date pencilled into the calendar, MacLean - who can officially make his international tandem pilot appearance in November - admits time his fast running out.
"We are at a bit of a frustrating time at the minute because we don't really know what we are doing," said MacLean.
"There was supposed to be a World Championships in August in Columbia but they have pulled out, so they are looking for someone to sponsor the event.
"In sport is always good to have a goal and so it would be nice to know what is going on.
"Obviously London 2012 is the aim and what I am focused on but that is a long way off, so it would be good to have something in between now and then.
"So I am really hoping that the World Championships go ahead because if they don't then it will be another 12 months for me before there would be a major championships which would be difficult for my training."