Dave Brailsford was the mastermind behind British Cycling's successes at the Beijing and London Olympics and is now committed to continuing on to Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Brailsford has two roles - British Cycling performance director and Team Sky principal - and suggested around the London 2012 Games he was prepared to take a step back from the national governing body and concentrate on the road with Bradley Wiggins' squad.
But the 48-year-old is keen to remain with British Cycling, despite approaches from the worlds of sport and business, and said: "I'm not sure that I was ever going to let go and walk away (completely). In my mind I like to think that there was a safety valve where you can just go 'Okay, let's look at where we are going'."
He went on: "We might structure it slightly differently, we might think about longer-term succession planning. I'd like to think we're building something which is sustainable; coming up to Rio if I just disappeared off sideways nobody would really notice and it would just carry on."
Brailsford predicts the turnover of British Cycling staff will be higher post-London than previously, but he would only join them if his desire dipped.
"If I wake up and I'm not motivated, I'm not excited by it, I will step aside, because somebody else should be doing it," he added.
Brailsford has conducted post-Olympic reviews previously, but the London 2012 review has been led by Peter King, the former British Cycling chief executive and now executive director, who also holds roles at British Judo, Sport Wales and English Athletics.
The review saw King interview over 40 members of the British Cycling set-up, from riders to staff, who had anonymity.
In terms of medals, London was as successful as Beijing for Britain's cyclists, with seven out of 10 track titles - remarkable considering the changes to the programme - and Wiggins' road time-trial crown adding an eighth gold, just as Nicole Cooke's road race win had four years earlier.
King said: "Those I did speak to gave me a fair cross-section of the views of the athletes, the views of the coaches and the support staff, too. There were some interesting views, interesting perceptions and some of the conclusions, I think, will prove to be quite interesting."