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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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Sir Chris Hoy: Career of a six-time Olympic gold medalist

Sir Chris Hoy, the UK's most decorated Olympian and the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time, is expected to announce his retirement today.

Highlights in Hoy's 13-year career:

  • Sydney Olympics 2000: Hoy finds the Olympic podium for the first time with a silver medal in the team sprint
  • Copenhagen World Championships 2002: First individual world title
  • Athens Olympics 2004: Gold in the 1km time trial
  • 2005: Appointed MBE for services to cycling
  • Beijing Olympics 2008: Takes three gold medals, in the team and individual sprints and the keiren. Sets new world record in the team sprint
  • 2008: Named BBC Sports Personality of the year
  • 2009: Created Knight Bachelor in New Years honours for services to sport
  • Copenhagen World Championships 2010: Wins 10th world title with keirin victory in Copenhagen. Bronze in team sprint
  • London Olympics 2012: Olympics ambassador, voted as the flag bearer for Team GB. Takes gold in team sprint and the team break two world records. Takes gold in the keirin

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