Sir Chris Hoy expected to announce his retirement

Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy will hold a press conference in Edinburgh on Thursday where he is expected to announce his retirement. Since competing at London 2012 Hoy has spent time deliberating his future.

Sir Chris Hoy with two of his Olympic gold medals Credit: Press Association

He has 11 world titles to his name, the first coming in 2002, when he won Commonwealth gold, in Manchester. Hoy has already prepared for life beyond competitive action and late last year announced he would be releasing a brand of bicycles bearing his name.