Chris Hoy announces retirement

Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy has announced his retirement from competitive cycling at a press conference in Edinburgh.

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British Cycling pays tribute to 'unparalleled' Hoy

British Cycling’s President Brian Cookson described Sir Chris Hoy's impact on the sport as "unparalleled" and said his achievements have inspired thousands of people to cycle.

Chris has always been a fantastic role model – his professionalism, passion for the sport and his determination to succeed at the highest level is central to the Great Britain Cycling Team ethos and is something that he has helped to foster amongst his colleagues as they look ahead to Rio. This truly does feel like the end of an era and we have a lot to thank Sir Chris Hoy for at British Cycling.

– Brian Cookson, British Cycling’s President

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