All set to defend his team sprint gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, Scot cyclist Ross Edgar says athletes who decide to miss the event would regret their decision as he believes India would put up a "really good" show despite the controversy-marred build-up.
The cyclist will represent Scotland in the sprint and keirin and the 27-year-old, who won gold in Melbourne in 2006, said he is excited about it.
"I think it will be a really good event even though a lot of people are playing it down and feel it might not be a successful Games," Edgar was quoted as saying by the local media.
"I'm pretty confident that there's going to be a lot of interest when it all starts up and I think there are going to be some people who wish they had gone," he added.
Edgar clinched a silver in the sprint and bronze in the keirin in Melbourne and is confident of doing better this time.
"There will still be a good field and I'm certainly looking to come away with medals. Delhi isn't on any track cycling circuit and that may be why there's some hesitancy from some people about going into the unknown," he explained.
"But I've just come back from several months racing in Japan and been able to hit the ground running with my training," he said.