Australia's Ryan Bayley came into the Olympic Games in Beijing as the defending sprint and keirin champion, but he did not qualify for the quarter finals in either competition. After struggling at the last two world championships, he indicated he needed a break from the sport.
"I am not sure if I want to continue or if I want to do something else," said the Bayley to AFP. "It's difficult when you have done everything there is to do. It's hard sometimes to get yourself up for events. But then again I don't want to leave on such a crappy note, so who knows?"
Bayley, 26 years-old, had intended to continue competing until the Olympic Games in London, but now his future is less certain, and he will take a break to reconsider his future.
"I need to go back and remember why I enjoyed bike riding in the first place, have some fun with it and be one of the boys," he said.