Dundee’s newest sporting hero Mark Stewart could have a velodrome in the city named in his honour.
Consideration will be given to a proposal to name the cycling track in Caird Park after Scotland’s latest gold medal winner.
Mark, 22, raced to victory on Scotland’s “Super Sunday”, taking first place in the men’s points race at the Commonwealth games track cycling event in Brisbane.
His achievement, which saw him shut out Aussie favourite and five-time world champion Cameron Meyer, was hailed by Scottish Olympic hero Sir Chris Hoy as the highlight of the Gold Coast Games.
Sports journalist Jim Spence raised the idea with Dundee councillors following Mark’s win. Now, politicians across the city are rallying behind the move to name the track in his honour.
Jim said the idea came to his wife while they were watching Mark’s stunning performance.
He said: “It would be terrific if they decided to name the velodrome after Mark.
“The work he puts into the sport and the effort and the passion was clear to see on Sunday and he is a fantastic ambassador not just for cycling, but Dundee as well.
“It is important for youngsters to be able to look up to winning athletes and by naming the velodrome after him, aspiring cyclists would be able to see a great example of what they could go on to achieve.
“There is a lot of great talent coming through the cycling clubs in Dundee.”
City development convener Lynne Short said the SNP group would discuss the suggestion at their next meeting and she hoped to bring plans before the council at an appropriate date.
She said: “I think we should honour Mark’s achievement straight away – after all there are other centres like the Lynch in Charleston and the Dick McTaggart honouring Dundee sporting greats.
“We are actively trying to promote Dundee, so what better way to do this than by honouring a sport star who has put us on the map.”